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Square Stand Users ‘Covered’ For EMV Migration Square Stand Users ‘Covered’ For EMV Migration

Last month, Square announced plans to release a new Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution aimed at combating card fraud and protecting payment data. The company said it is preparing small businesses for the EMV migration and “industry …

PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature

As you may recall, eBay bought payments platform Braintree for $800 million last fall. Now, PayPal and Braintree have introduced One Touch, a new way to pay for things in mobile apps. In fact, it’s the fastest way to do …

Square Partners With Victory Park Capital To Front Businesses More Money Square Partners With Victory Park Capital To Front Businesses More Money

Square announced on Tuesday that it is working with Victory Park Capital to extend hundreds of millions of dolalrs to independent businesses as part of its Square Capital program. Square began testing the cash advance program early this year before …

Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually Facebook Messenger To Get Payments Feature Eventually

Facebook released its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. It was an impressive quarter, which led to the company’s stock opening at an all-time high. As usual, the company dropped the obligatory stats, and COO Sheryl Sandberg announced that the company …

Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone Amazon Launches Wallet App For Android, Fire Phone

Amazon has launched a new Amazon Wallet app ahead of the release of its new Fire phone (which a lot of developers are already embracing). The app simply taps into the credit and debit cards you already have on file …

Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly Twitter Acquires CardSpring As It Gets More Commerce-Friendly

Twitter announced that it has agreed to acquire payments infrastructure firm CardSpring. The company helps merchants work with publishers to create online-to-offline promotions. This seems like a good fit as Twitter moves further and further into the realm of ecommerce. …

Google Wallet Gets Some New Features Google Wallet Gets Some New Features

Google announced some new features for Google Wallet on Android and iOS, including the ability to manage gift cards and redeem them in stores with the app, request money from friends, and send money with your debit card. Google Wallet …

Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service Amazon Reportedly Launching Subscription Payment Service

Amazon is reportedly launching a new service to let users pay for third-party subscriptions (like phone bills, digital music subscriptions, etc.) as early as today. According to Reuters, the service would let members use credit card details stored on Amazon …

DISH Will Soon Let You Pay Your TV Bill with Bitcoin DISH Will Soon Let You Pay Your TV Bill with Bitcoin

Starting in Q3, DISH customers will have a new way to pay their bills. Satellite television provider DISH Network Corporation has just announced that it will start accepting bitcoin, making it not only the first pay-TV service to do so–but …

Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service Facebook Reportedly Readying New Payment Service

Facebook has dabbled in online payments for years, but news out of Europe indicates that the company is working on becoming an “e-money” institution in Ireland, and has been in discussion with various companies in London about money transfer services. …

How To Add, Edit Or Remove A Form Of Payment In AdWords (New Google Video Walks You Through The Process) How To Add, Edit Or Remove A Form Of Payment In AdWords (New Google Video Walks You Through The Process)

Google has been putting out helpful little AdWords “quick tip” videos lately, and has just released one showing how to add, edit or remove a form of payment. It also shows you how to change primary and backup forms of …

Square Pickup Lets You Place Orders With Square-Using Restaurants Square Pickup Lets You Place Orders With Square-Using Restaurants

Square is testing a new app called Square Pickup, available by invitation only. The app reportedly lets users order food from restaurants who use Square, and is testing with “several San Francisco restaurants”. Presumably it would be used with non-restaurant …

Report: Square Tests Giving Merchants Money, May Delay IPO Report: Square Tests Giving Merchants Money, May Delay IPO

According to a report from The Information, Square is testing giving merchants “thousands of dollars” in capital “to help them grow,” and is “considering raising another round of funding” that would delay an IPO. The company is also looking to …

Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals Square Looks To Offer More Big Businesses Custom Deals

Square is reportedly looking to offer more merchants custom rates. According to TechCrunch, the company is “aggressively working to do more custom pricing for merchants, especially chains and big names” as a move to get bigger brands using its services. …

Already Handling Millions Of Dollars Per Week, Square Cash Now Lets You Request Money By Email Already Handling Millions Of Dollars Per Week, Square Cash Now Lets You Request Money By Email

Square launched Square Cash last fall as a simple way to send money to people via email. All you have to do is send the recipient an email with the amount in the subject line and Cc: cash@square.com. As mentioned …

Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods
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About a year and a half ago, Square announced a major partnership with Starbucks. Today, Square has announced another such partnership with Whole Foods Market, which will see select grocery stores implementing Square payment and checkout features. Whole Foods expects …

Amazon Reportedly Has Kindle Checkout System, P2P Payments Offering On The Way Amazon Reportedly Has Kindle Checkout System, P2P Payments Offering On The Way

Late last year, Amazon acquired some technology and engineers from PoS solutions company Gopago. This was reportedly a catalyst for what will soon become a new Kindle-based checkout system for physical retailers as well as a PayPal-like P2P payments service. …

Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago Amazon Has Reportedly Acquired Gopago

Update: It looks like Amazon only bought certain technologies and hired certain talent from Gopago, while Doublebeam actually acquired the rest. According to reports, Amazon has acquired Gopago, a PoS solutions company. The reports (later picked up by TechCrunch) appear …

Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly Square Acquires Expense-Sharing Service Evenly

Square has just added another mobile transactions company to their team, announcing the acquisition of Evenly today. “[W]e’re pleased to announce that the Evenly team is joining Square. Evenly’s app made it easy for anyone to send or collect payments …

Google Adds Currency Reporting Options To AdSense Google Adds Currency Reporting Options To AdSense
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Google announced that it has added a new currency feature to AdSense, enabling publishers to view performance reports in currencies other than their specified payment currency. Apparently this has been a much-requested feature, and Google has responded accordingly. You can …

Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC Square Acquires Viewfinder Team To Expand In NYC

Square announced today that it has acquired Viewfinder for its engineering talent. Viewfinder built a photo organization app, but they won’t be working on that any longer. “The team is incredibly talented, having built an app that blends beautiful design …