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Etsy Credit Card Reader released for your smartphone this Autumn

Etsy Credit Card Reader released for your smartphone this Autumn

The team behind Etsy's success know good and well there's quite a bit of money transferring hands between citizens of the Etsy community. Because of this - and because they want to continue to grow with great success - they've decided to get into the credit card business. Not creating credit cards, mind you, but reading them. In comes the "Sell on Etsy Reader" and Etsy Seller app, users will be able to sell their wares on the web and in real life with ease.

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Could psychic coffee make you use mobile payments?

Could psychic coffee make you use mobile payments?

Mobile payments systems like Apple Pay promise to make your time at the checkout briefer, but what if they could even further accelerate the most important purchases: like that first cup of coffee in the morning? Square's new Square Order system aims to do just that, using a personalized favorites list and geolocation so that cafes and restaurants not only know what you want, but when you'll be stopping by to pick it up so that it can be ready and waiting on the counter.

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Apple Pay, Bitcoin coming to Square Register

Apple Pay, Bitcoin coming to Square Register

Bitcoin, tenuous as it may be, is increasingly popular as a form of currency. Apple Pay also looms on the horizon for those still wanting to use cash in a digital sense. Square is also working their service into more businesses, and have slyly announced a new register that will take advantage of both of those technologies.

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Amazon closing WebPay, drops P2P altogether

Amazon closing WebPay, drops P2P altogether

When it comes to transferring money between individuals, cash still reigns supreme. Still, some entities have tried to break into the space, digitally speaking, with PayPal and Square being two notable ways to do so. A potentially big player in the person-to-person digital payment sector was Amazon, but they’re shelving their offering next month.

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Report: Apple tried to buy Square in addition to Beats

Report: Apple tried to buy Square in addition to Beats

We talk a lot about Apple Pay, and for good reason. It’s the sleeper hit from Apple’s iPhone 6/Apple Watch announcement Tuesday, giving us more reason than ever to pay for goods and services with our phones. Now, it seems as though there may have been a different aim for Apple Pay initially, as the company was reportedly in talks to acquire Square.

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Square Cash now lets you text payments and requests

Square Cash now lets you text payments and requests

Being owed money is annoying, especially when it’s a friend. You may have to hassle them to pay you back, and then everyone is annoyed — it’s just terrible. Square has updated their Cash app today, bringing in a very gentle way to ask for cash. Now all you have to do is send a text, and you can be paid immediately.

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Look out Square, Amazon Local Register is gunning for you

Look out Square, Amazon Local Register is gunning for you

Amazon has launched its Local Register card reader for retailers, taking on Square in the mobile payments space with what the online behemoth claims are segment-besting rates. Amazon's dinky dongle plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad, or Android tablet - including, unsurprisingly, the company's own Kindle Fire HD and HDX - and accepts swiped credit and debit cards, though you'll have to pay upfront for the reader itself.

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Square picks up food delivery company Caviar

Square picks up food delivery company Caviar

If you frequent smaller diners or coffee shops, chances are you’ve seen Square in use as the point of sale system. The peer-to-peer transaction hub is the simplest way for many businesses to offer up credit transactions, but the company has been diversifying of late. The newest addition to Square brings your foodstuff to you, instead of you hitting the streets.

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