Square Cash Will Let You Send Money To Your Friends By Email
Square’s not just for businesses apparently, as an invite-only page for a product called “Square Cash” has popped up. Not many details are known about it, but we’ve reached out to the company for comment. The splash page shows an email to a friend with a $25 payment, with a Square email address in the CC line: This is similar to other personal payment solutions, like Venmo and PayPal. You can sign up for an invite right now, and that’s it. The page promises that you can send money to someone’s debit card: The company just announced a new, pretty cash register for businesses, but the company clearly wants to be in all of our pockets…and bank accounts. While it’s hard to decrypt CEO Jack Dorsey’s tweets and Vines, Square Cash might have been the reason for this recent little celebration: This is developing.
Study: Free Computers Don't Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap
According to a new study, we really don’t have to worry too much about the nearly 1 in 4 children without access to FarmVille at home. “Our results indicate that computer ownership alone is unlikely to have much of an impact on short-term schooling outcomes for low-income children,” report Robert W. Fairlie and Jonathan Robinson in a new study of a large-scale randomized computer give-away experiment in California. On the one hand, it’s good news that doomsday predictions for computer-less children have been exaggerated. However, giving out computers was one of the easier solutions to closing the poverty educational outcome gap, and now we have to go back to the drawing board. “We find that even though the experiment had a large effect on computer ownership and total hours of computer use, there is no evidence of an effect on a host of educational outcomes, including grades, standardized test scores, credits earned, attendance, and disciplinary actions,” explains the new report, ...
Neverware Raises $1M To Keep Schools' Computers Quick Like Lightning
There is no sadder moment than the one where you realize it’s time to upgrade your computer. The load times are too slow, the battery no longer holds a charge, and it’s just too damn heavy. Now, imagine a school with dozens of outdated computers, and think just how bad that moment of realization can really be. Neverware, a company based out of NY, is aiming to change all that with a turnkey solution that automatically boosts performance of old computers for a low monthly fee. Obviously, demand for this type of service is high, especially in the education industry, which is why Neverware has just closed a $1 million round from investors that include Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst, Collaborative Fund, and Nihal Mehta. Founder Jonathan Hefter started Neverware back in 2011 and launched in January 2013 with around $600K in seed funding. Since then, the company has been working to evangelize the product to NYC schools, and the response has been great. According to Hefter, ...
An Interview With Dr. Joshua Pearce Of Printers For Peace
Joshua Pearce, PhD, is a researcher at Michigan Tech who rearches open source and low-impact solutions to engineering problems. He is also the founder of the Printers For Peace contest, an effort to bring together clever 3D-printed ideas that have loftier aims. You can win one of two 3D printers if you submit the winning project.
Syria's Assad dubious of U.S.-Russia peace initiative
In an interview with an Argentine newspaper, President Bashar Assad says he doubts the West wants a solution to the Syrian conflict. He also reiterates that he does not intend to resign. BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad has expressed skepticism that a planned U.S.-Russian peace conference could help stop the bloodshed in his country, according to an interview published Saturday in an Argentine newspaper.