Jack Dorsey says Square's real mission is to turn the humble receipt into a lucrative new publishing platform.
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IT Editor, Software & Hardware
I’m MIT Technology Review’s IT editor for hardware and software and enjoy a diverse diet of algorithms, Internet, and human-computer interaction with chips on the side. Working in our San Francisco office, I cover new ideas about what computers can do for us, whether they spring from tech giants, new startups, or academic labs.
My journey to the West Coast started in a small English town called Wantage and took in the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and five years writing and editing technology news coverage at New Scientist magazine.
Tom Simonite's Stories
A startup with plans to mine the Moon for platinum fluffs its first public flight.
The new social network is proving popular, but it still has a lot to prove.
A telepresence robot due on sale next year hopes to do a better job of being you than any previous bot.
Lytro's technology is never out of focus and allows 3D from a single lens
An attacker distorted the value of a bitcoin on the biggest marketplace for the currency
Can the Web as we know it survive without installing tracking files on your computer?
A new phone app from Square enables you to say your name instead of handing over cash or card.
The first big social network has gone public - how long until the biggest joins it?
Not everyone thinks Google's attempt to reinvent the computer will work.