NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 19, 2012) - WSJ. Magazine named Jack Dorsey 'Innovator of the Year' for Technology at its annual award ceremony last night at the Museum of Modern Art. The award honors the most creative, disruptive, and influential individuals across six categories including Fashion, Architecture, Design, Education, Art and Technology. Dorsey, 35, was recognized for his work as CEO of Square, Executive Chairman of Twitter and co-founder of both companies.
Dorsey founded Twitter in 2006 and Square in 2009 and plays an active role in both companies. Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news around the world. Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with empowering millions of individuals and businesses with the ability to accept credit cards, Square builds the tools businesses of all types and sizes need to grow for free.
"I'm honored and humbled to accept this award on behalf of the millions of people who make Twitter and Square a part of their lives daily," said Dorsey.
The Innovators of the Year were chosen by editors of WSJ. Magazine with input from a select group of experts in each field. Ray Chambers, United Nations Secretary-General's MDG Advocate and Special Envoy for Malaria, presented Dorsey with the award.
Dorsey was recognized alongside The Row, founded by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (Fashion); Wang Shu (Architecture); Patrick Kinmonth (Design); Eric Eisner (Education) and Theaster Gates (Art).
The November issue of WSJ., featuring the 2012 Innovators, will be on newsstands Saturday, October 27, and online at WSJMagazine.com.
About Square, Inc.
Square is making commerce easy for everyone. Starting with a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, Square allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, anytime. Square Register serves as a full point-of-sale system for businesses to accept payments, track inventory, and share menu and location information. Square Wallet is the most seamless way to pay, enabling individuals to pay with their names at their favorite local businesses, discover new ones nearby, explore menu listings, and store receipts. Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, Square is currently available only in the U.S. More information is available at squareup.com.