All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Payments’

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. Last week, Square announced its first major partnership since the big Starbucks deal a year and a half ago, with …

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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 at the time, Google had previously launched its own way of sending money by email with Gmail and Google Wallet, …

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Square Makes First Grocer Partnership With Whole Foods

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 the integration of Square Register and Square Stand (and in some stores, Square Wallet) to make the checkout process faster …

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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. The Wall Street Journal cites multiple people briefed on the company’s plans who say Amazon will offer brick-and-mortars a Kindle …

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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 to have originated in the Italian press. Gopago’s slogan is “modern commerce now affordable.” It offers mobile and tablet PoS …

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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 from friends, anywhere, anytime. But more importantly, the team showcased the importance of prioritizing experience over the technical aspects of …

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Google Adds Currency Reporting Options To AdSense

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 access the feature in your AdSense account, where you’ll be presented with a bunch of currency options. “Please note that …

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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 and highly technical engineering to create personal, human experiences,” says Square CTO Bob Lee. “This too is our mantra at …

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PayPal Opens Online Store For Digital Gift Cards

PayPal announced the launch of its new Digital Gifts store, which is a destination where people can purchase digital gift cards from a variety of merchants. For now, there are only iTunes gift cards from Apple, but PayPal says it will be adding more soon. “Gift cards are the most popular presents this holiday season and generally one of the …

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Ready To Let Google Be Your Bank?

Google Wallet has come a long way over the past year, and this week in particular, made perhaps its most significant move towards becoming a truly major way to pay for goods and services. On Wednesday, Google unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical card that consumers can use to pay for things in stores using their Google accounts. Do …

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Google Wallet Now Lets You Add Credit/Debit Cards By Snapping Pictures

Earlier this week, Google unveiled the Google Wallet Card, a physical card that you can use to pay for things at stores using your Google Wallet account. Google has now updated its Google Wallet app for Android, adding another big feature. You can now add credit and debit cards to your account by taking pictures of them. “Add a credit/debit …

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Google Wallet Card Lets You Spend Your Google Money Pretty Much Anywhere

Google unveiled the new Google Wallet Card today. This is a physical card that you can use to pay for things using Google Wallet. Google uses the example of your friend paying you through Google Wallet, and you using the card to pay for groceries. “Now, you can use the new Google Wallet Card to spend the money instantly, either …

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