Gautam Thakar, LivingSocial’s chief, who says the company will rely less on daily deals. A former darling of the start-up world, the company offers a glimpse of what some of today’s biggest start-ups might look like several years down the road. Photograph: Lexey Swall/The New York Times

The first thing you see when walking into the headquarters of LivingSocial is row upon row of mostly empty desks, broken up by small street s(...)

Some mused that Square chief executive  Jack Dorsey’s double-jobbing at Twitter was making some potential investors nervous. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

What a difference a year makes. Payments company Square may have been valued at $6 billion in 2014, but when it came to the stock market, things were (...)

Square chief executive Jack Dorsey

Shares of Square, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, soared as much as 64 per cent in their (...)

Shares of Square, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, rose yesterday. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Shares of Square, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, rose as much as 64 per cent in their ma(...)

Square chief executive Jack Dorsey. The company priced its shares at $9, resulting in a valuation significantly less than the $6 billion it was valued at in its last private fundraising round. Photograph: Mike Blake/Files/Reuters

Mobile payments company Square is set to make its debut on the stock market, with its $9 shares priced at 25 per cent less than it had hoped. The com(...)

A customer buys an item using her credit card and Square, a mobile credit card reader, at a farmers’ market in Union Square Park in New York

Mobile payments company Square is set to price shares for its initial public offering late Wednesday in what is expected to be a harbinger for how ot(...)

Mobile payments company Square, headed by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, said it expects its initial public offering to price at between $11 and $13 per share.

Mobile payments company Square, headed by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, said it expects its initial public offering to price at between $11 and(...)

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder and newly appointed chief executive: Investors are eager to see how he will revive the service. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

Twitter, the social media company, gave investors a dismal forecast Tuesday for its fourth-quarter revenue and profits, sending its stock plunging mo(...)

Even when valuations increase, they are growing by a smaller amount, according to the data

Last year, many tech IPOs enjoyed soaring valuations in their Wall Street debut, raining cash on the companies and their investors and boosting conce(...)

Jack Dorsey,  co-founder and chief executive officer of Square and Twitter

Square, the mobile payments company co-founded by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, has filed with US regulators for an initial public offering (IP(...)