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Cash App and Android creator Bob Lee dies in San Francisco

Bob Lee, a tech executive and investor who helped develop Cash App and Android, has been stabbed to death in San Francisco, officials and colleagues say. he was 43 years old.

The incident occurred at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday when police were called to Block 300 of Main Street near the entrance to the high-rise apartment building. When they arrived, they found Lee suffering from an apparent stab wound.

“Police performed a rescue and called paramedics to the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital and was not in a life-threatening condition,” police said in a statement. “Despite the efforts of first responders and medical personnel, the victim sustained injuries.”

No immediate word was given about the circumstances of Lee’s murder. Police said no arrests had been made and anyone with information could contact the SFPD hotline at 415-575-4444. You are asked to call and come forward.

“Tonight is heartbreaking,” said Joshua Goldbard, founder of cryptocurrency and payments company MobileCoin, where Lee has been chief product officer since November 2021.

When Lee developed and launched Square Cash in 2013, he was Chief Technology Officer at Square, which recently changed its name to Block. Now known as Cash App, it has tens of millions of users in the US and UK.

He also worked as a software engineer at Google from 2004 to 2010, leading the development of core libraries for the mobile operating system Android. He also created the Google Guice framework.

Lee, who once called himself “Crazy Bob,” was also a successful investor in many companies, including SpaceX, Clubhouse, and Figma.

Police at the scene where Lee was murdered (Credit: KNTV) Cash App and Android creator Bob Lee dies in San Francisco

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