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…

Square IPO Priced at $9 Per Share, Well Below Previous Plans

The big day for Square’s IPO is here. The company priced the offering of 27,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $9.00 per share. This is significantly less than previously announced plans to…

Amazon Register To Shut Down

As previously reported, Amazon is shutting down Amazon Local, its daily deals service, which the company launched in 2011 at the height of the daily deals boom. That service will completely shut down on December 18 at which point it…

Jack Dorsey Officially Twitter’s CEO

Last week, we learned that Twitter was about to name co-founder and interim CEO Jack Dorsey permanent CEO. On Monday, they made it official. Most would agree that Dorsey is probably the right man for the job given his past…

Campaign Donations Come to Twitter with the Help of Square Cash

Twitter and Square have partnered up to make it easier for political candidates to solicit campaign contributions via social media. Now, you can give directly to US candidates via a “contribute” button inside a tweet. “This is the fastest, easiest…