What the Starbucks Square deal really means

By now, you’ve probably heard that Starbucks is going to be investing $25 million in Square, the San Francisco-based mobile payments company. As part of the deal, Starbucks will switch its credit and debit card processing to Square in the United States. But once you get past the headline, what does this really mean?

Funding Daily: A big dose of the warm and fuzzies

Today’s investment news is filled with good vibes. Anyone who claims that the world of technology is cold, hard, and emotionless should take a look at the stories below. We’ve got companies promoting family values, technology that puts people in touch with their feelings, and all sorts of other avenues for personal expression. You may want to read this Funding Daily on a couch with a box of tissues and The Interpretation of Dreams nearby.