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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 …

Square Eyeing 2014 IPO, According to Report Square Eyeing 2014 IPO, According to Report

Today, everyone is talking about the big Twitter IPO. Next year, we may be talking about Square putting forth an initial public offering. The common thread here is Jack Dorsey, of course. The Twitter co-founder is also the founder and …

Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email? Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email?
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There is a lot of innovation happening in the payments space, and the competition is heating up at a greater place than ever before. New products from PayPal and Amazon show great potential, and Google continues to expand its Wallet …

Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email Square Cash Offers Ridiculously Easy (and Free) Money Transfers via Email
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Back in May, mobile payments company Square teased Square Cash – free money transfers via email. At the time, it was an invitation-only service. “Forget the ATM,” said Square. Well, today’s the day – Square Cash is now live for …

Square Pays $507K Fine for Operating without Proper License in Florida Square Pays $507K Fine for Operating without Proper License in Florida

Mobile payments company Square has agreed to pay a fine in the state of Florida for operating without the proper licensing. Square entered a payment of $507,000 to Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation on July 24th, after the Office found …

Square’s POS Solution Square Stand Is Now Available at Apple Stores, Best Buy, and Online Square’s POS Solution Square Stand Is Now Available at Apple Stores, Best Buy, and Online
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Square has just announced that its point of sale system Square Stand, first announced back in May, is now available to purchase. It’s not only available online, but you can also buy it at both Best Buy and Apple Retail …

Square Directory Goes Away With Launch Of Square Market Square Directory Goes Away With Launch Of Square Market

Square has apparently shut down the Square Directory in favor of the new Square Market. The URL for the former is now redirecting to the latter. This is interesting, considering that Square Directory was only launched this past October. It …

Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses Square Market Launches As Online Storefront for Small Businesses
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Not content to simply exist as a mobile payments platform, Square is expanding into the world of ecommerce with a new online marketplace for local businesses to display their wares. It’s called Square Market, and it lets any Square-using small …

Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America Square Opens Up in Japan, Its First Expansion Outside of North America
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Japan, say hello to Square. The mobile payments platform has just announced that it is now available in your country. Square is available in Japan with the support and partnership of Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation (SMCC). Responsible for introducing Visa …

Square Teases Square Cash, Money Transfers via Email Square Teases Square Cash, Money Transfers via Email

“Forget the ATM.” That’s the brief message that Square is displaying on a new page for Square Cash. It looks like Square is about launch a new money transfer feature. “Square Cash is the easiest way to send money to …

Square Finally Makes a True POS Solution with New Card-Reading iPad Stand Square Finally Makes a True POS Solution with New Card-Reading iPad Stand
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Of all the payments processed using Square nearly 50% take place on an iPad, and the average payment volume processed by iPad users doubles that of smartphone Square users. With that in mind, Square has just unveiled some new hardware …

Square Register Gets Smarter for Restaurants Square Register Gets Smarter for Restaurants
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According to Square, the amount of restaurants using Square Register as their main point of sale system has tripled in the past year. Not only that, but the amount of money that they have processed has quadrupled. “There are already …

Watch Jack Dorsey’s ’60 Minutes’ Segment [VIDEO] Watch Jack Dorsey’s ’60 Minutes’ Segment [VIDEO]

Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey was profiled on 60 Minutes last night, in a segment titled “The Innovator.” You can watch the full interview below, in which Dorsey talks Twitter, Square, and his desire to be the mayor …

Square Hit with Cease and Desist Order in Illinois Square Hit with Cease and Desist Order in Illinois
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Mobile payments startup Square has apparently run afoul of the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation. In a cease and desist order sent to Square, the Illinois department says that Square is “engaged in the business of transmitting money …

Square’s $299 ‘Business in a Box’ Is a One-Stop POS Square’s $299 ‘Business in a Box’ Is a One-Stop POS

To help new and existing businesses get started with their transactions system, Square has unveiled a brand new package deal that starts at $299. It’s called the “Business in a Box” and according to Square is “all the hardware you …

Square Finds Its Way Into Verizon Stores & Angie’s List Square Finds Its Way Into Verizon Stores & Angie’s List
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Verizon Wireless announced today that the Square Card Reader is now available in its stores across the U.S. The card reader works on Android and iOS, and sells for $9.97. It also comes with a $10 credit to a Square …

Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store
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Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be …

Square Launches Gift Cards, Includes Passbook Integration Square Launches Gift Cards, Includes Passbook Integration
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Square announced the launch of Square Gift Cards, which can be redeemed with the company’s Square Wallet offering or Apple’s Passbook. Square Wallet is the company’s app that lets users pay for things. Passbook, if you’re unfamiliar, is a feature …

Square Launches In Canada, Marking First International Expansion Square Launches In Canada, Marking First International Expansion

Square announced today that it has launched in Canada, marking its first step into international territory. “Canada is Square’s first market outside the US,” the company says in its announcement. “Over 2 million individuals and businesses can already accept credit …

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Is Only Spending One Day A Week At The Company Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Is Only Spending One Day A Week At The Company

The New York Times ran a piece this week about Twitter, saying that CEO Dick Costolo is “essentially running the business alone,” and that co-founder Jack Dorsey, who returned to the company last year after leaving in 2008, has assumed …

Square Launches A Search Engine For Merchants Square Launches A Search Engine For Merchants

Square announced the launch of the Square Directory, which it is calling “the first web-based search engine that enables customers to discover their favorite places by location or specific items; as well as find loyalty deals and specials.” As the …