NOW: Tech Giant Slain on San Francisco Street

( – NEWS NOW: In another tragic indication of what has happened to a once-great American city, Bob Lee, the creator of the mobile payment service Cash App and former Chief Technology Officer at Square, was murdered in San Francisco on Tuesday. He was 43 years old.

According to San Francisco police, the tech executive was attacked and found with multiple stab wounds at 2:35 a.m. in the city’s Rincon Hill neighborhood.

Despite being taken to a nearby hospital, Lee succumbed to his injuries.

No arrests have been made, and the police have not released any information regarding potential suspects.

Jake Shields, a friend of Lee and mixed martial arts champion revealed that Lee was attacked while walking in what appeared to be a random mugging or attack.

Lee has been serving as the Chief Product Officer at MobileCoin, a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company, since November 2021.

Tributes from his colleagues poured in on Tuesday night, with the CEO of MobileCoin, Joshua Goldbard, calling Lee a “force of nature” and crediting him with helping to create Cash App and Android.

Throughout his tech career, Lee also worked at Google, leading the core library team for Android and launching the world’s most widely used operating system.

He went on to found the social network Present, invest in companies such as Figma, Clubhouse, Beeper, and Faire, and even helped the World Health Organization with their mobile app during the COVID-19 pandemic and later assisted in developing an at-home testing company.