WPN Today: Websites Relying on Facebook Traffic Face Uncertain Future

If the story of Mic.com is any indication Facebook reliant websites face a bleak future if they don’t quickly adapt to the new reality of much lower Facebook referrals. This follows changes earlier this year by Facebook to emphasize posts from…

Square Acquires Weebly for $365 Million, Aims to Be a One-Stop Solution for eCommerce Businesses

Digital payments company Square has announced plans to acquire Weebly for approximately $365 million in cash and stock. The purchase was in line with Square’s objective to provide a cohesive solution to entrepreneurs in running their businesses across all channels.…

Square Launches Register and Ecommerce APIs

Square just announced the launch of Build with Square, which is a new set of APIs being made available to sellers and the developers they work with. There’s a Register API, which enables any iOS point of sale to be…

Square Starts Offering Loans Through Square Capital

Square launched Square Capital in 2014 as a cash advance program for eligible businesses. The program gave businesses quick (the next business day) access to thousands of dollars, with great flexibility in payback. Payback came out as a percentage of…

Square Adds Facebook Ad, Yelp Features

Square announced some additions to its Customer Engagement offering. Customer Engagement is a suite of tools aimed at helping businesses grow sales with customers after they’ve left the store. The new additions are Facebook ad integration and an Automated Campaign…

Square Cash Adds ‘Cash Drawer’ Feature For Businesses and Individuals

Square announced a new update to its Square Cash app that lets users – businesses and individuals alike – store a cash balance like other payments services. The feature is referred to as “Cash Drawer”. With the feature, you can…

Amazon Gives Amazon Register Customers Square Readers

Amazon announced last fall that it was shutting down Amazon Local, its daily deals service, as well as Amazon Register, its Square competitor. Amazon Register had only been around a little more than a year before Amazon decided to pull…

New Square Reader Hits Apple Stores

Square just announced that its new card reader is available for $49 online and at Apple retail locations in the U.S. The reader accepts chip cards and contactless payments like Apple Pay. “Local businesses across the country are already using…

Square Gives Some Local Sellers New Reader

Square announced that 100 local business owners in the U.S. are getting its new reader, which enables them to accept chip cards and mobile payments like Apple Pay. According to the company, these businesses are the first set of local…

Square Ends Day 1 Up 45% From IPO Price

Square launched its initial public offering on Thursday. The company priced the offering of 27,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at $9.00 per share. This was significantly less than previously announced plans to price the IPO at $11…