“Square, the payments start-up, on Tuesday morning introduced new hardware to accompany its cash register software for iPads. The accessory is essentially a stand that doubles as a credit card reader.”
Square Unveils Hardware for iPad Registers [NYT] [Biz Times] [Chron] [CNet]

“With diet-related illnesses at an all-time high and independent family farmers struggling to make a living, there has never been a more critical time to educate, inspire and activate people to take back control of where their food comes from, how it’s produced and how to prepare it”
Food nonprofits merge, expand outreach [Chron]

“Unlike traditional car rental companies, however, which centralize their fleets around a few locations such as airports—or even a company like Zipcar, which clusters its vehicles around dense urban hubs—RelayRides has the potential to offer rental cars anywhere, anytime, if its users and technology click as promised.”
Why Renting Cars Could Soon Be Easier Than Hailing a Taxi [Wired] [D]

“San Francisco-based BRE Properties is under fire from labor unions and elected officials who contend that the real estate investment trust is paying sub-standard wages and cutting corners on worker safety.”
Labor groups slam BRE Properties, seek CalPERS’ help [Biz Times]

“The American boss of Twitter has resigned as director of its UK arm, two days after the business regulator struck off its other British firm for failure to file accounts.”
Twitter Boss Quits UK Role Post TweetDeck [Sky]

“Brokerage firm Charles Schwab says its headquarters will remain in San Francisco despite media reports out of Denver suggesting the firm might make the mile-high city its home base.”
Schwab headquarters to remain in San Francisco despite founder gushing over Denver [Biz Times]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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