Twitter Has a Brother!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The creator of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has made yet another ground breaking invention. It's called Square. It plugs into 3mm headphone jacks and turns some smartphones into credit card readers. You swipe your card, use your touch screen to sign for transactions and you are then sent a receipt via e-mail. Like Twitter the service will be completely free.

The company's set release date is March of 2010. Many ordinary consumers haven't been able to get their hands on the device but a few retail stores have. They are already calling it a "really good tool" and "super-convenient". Even though they love it, there is heated debate on whether or not this device is going to be as revolutionary as Twitter. Many say no because it's not the first of it's kind (Verifone is making a mobile card swiper and Apple has already made a card reading device for the iPhone and iPod Touch) but there are more than a handful that say yes because if it truly gets adopted it will change the way that we pay for things. I am still on the gate because I haven't used or seen demos of the device.

Although the Square website didn't include any demos of the software, it did include one amazing feature that would make me and many others want to buy the device: For every transaction that is made with Square one penny will be donated to a charity that you choose. Dorsey says that the gadget can be used anywhere "from a major retail store all the way down to selling your couch on Craigslist". That means a lot of transactions and in turn a lot of pennies. They say with this device they are going to better the world and I believe it.

3 comments:

HorrorGuy December 30, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

That is a cool device, and very useful too boot. I definitely will purchase one of those if they make it to market. The owner of Twitter is a smart guy, so I can see this becoming a huge product. It is also fantastic that money will be donated, even though it is only a penny, it will rack up in no time.

My Space January 1, 2010 at 4:34 AM  

Twitter itself is cool and this is another cool device from its creators.really very innovative and worth having.Good article BTW

Srinidhi January 7, 2010 at 5:28 PM  

WoW!! This here is a cool Device! & it's free of cost? OMG!. Superb information thanks! it's really a great job by Dorsey! allowing some charity work here & hope we can expect more!! Thank U for posting such a wonderful information about the latest Tech Gadgets, But also taking a peep into the future! I Recon this is Awesome!:)

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