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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 …

Square Acquires 80/20 (Former Apple And Adobe Designers) Square Acquires 80/20 (Former Apple And Adobe Designers)

Square has acquired interface design company 80/20. 80/20 posted the following message to its site: At 80/20, we’ve been fortunate to work on amazing products and platforms. In every project, we’ve started with the belief that the best design gets …

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service Amazon Rumored To Be Working On Square-Like Service
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Rumor has it that Amazon is working on a service that could compete directly with Square and others in the mobile payments space. Leena Rao at TechCrunch reports: “A tipster and an industry source both tell us that Amazon is …

Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co. Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over …

Square Launches Attractive, Flat Monthly Fee For Small Businesses Square Launches Attractive, Flat Monthly Fee For Small Businesses
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Square announced a new monthly payment plan for small businesses today, which would allow merchants to pay one flat $275 monthly fee, with 0% processing fees and no additional costs or contracts. The company says it is committed to offering …

Square Deal With Starbucks Could Be Huge For Mobile Payments In General Square Deal With Starbucks Could Be Huge For Mobile Payments In General
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As previously reported, Square and Starbucks have entered a major partnership, which will see 7,000 Starbucks locations start offering Square as a payment option. Customers will be able to pay at Starbucks using Square’s payer application, from participating stores in …

Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream
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Square announced that Starbucks has signed up for the service, which is obviously a HUGE step in major Square adoption. “Square began with a really simple idea: everyone should be able to accept credit cards,” said CEO Jack Dorsey, in …

PayPal Introduces Mastercard Payment Solution PayPal Introduces Mastercard Payment Solution
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If you’re a frequent user PayPal, you’ll be happy to see that they’re making the prepaid Mastercard available at 7-Eleven stores, and other chains owned by 7-Eleven. With 110 million customers and counting, PayPal wants to entice customers to start …

Square Inc. Doubles its Reach to Over 20,000 Retailers Square Inc. Doubles its Reach to Over 20,000 Retailers

Back in April, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey announced that his newest venture, Square Inc was already processing about $5 billion worth of transactions per year, and being used at almost 10,000 stores around the country. Today, that number has doubled and …