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Griffin Square Reader iPhone case hands-on: Merchant aimed

Griffin Square Reader iPhone case hands-on: Merchant aimed

When you’ve created a product that you’ll be presenting a CES 2014 that’s as simple as the Griffin case we’re having a peek at today, it’s not entirely easy to stand out. But with the names Square and Griffin up front, even a simple black iPhone case like this can catch your eye. What we’ve got here is a case that allows the Square reader accessory to be carried with the iPhone without it constantly being plugged in - a win for personal-level merchants to be sure.

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Square Reader v.2 gets slimmer with boosted swiping

Square Reader v.2 gets slimmer with boosted swiping

Mobile payments provider Square has updated its Square Reader dongle, slimming the card-swipe attachment by 45-percent, and supposedly improving performance to increase the chance of a successful scan first time. The new reader, which will be offered free to businesses using Square to process their credit and debit card transactions, makes use of a custom-designed magnetic stripe reader-head, of Square's own creation rather than an off-the-shelf component.

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Square Cash launches with email-centric payments

Square Cash launches with email-centric payments

Today, Square has launched its latest service, Square Cash. With the service, individuals can easily send payments to others just using the recipient's email address, no hassle or time-consuming steps needed from erstwhile servies. The service is only available in the United States, and comes alongside Android and iOS apps for those who prefer to do their financials from a mobile device.

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Square mobile payments go live in Japan

Square mobile payments go live in Japan

Mobile payments provider Square has reached its third market, going live in Japan today. The launch - in partnership with Sumitomo Mitsui Card Corporation - marks Square's first spread outside of North America, where it has been operating in the US and Canada from 2010. As there, the Japanese service will accept swiped payments via the Square Reader, a dongle that plugs into the headphone jack of an iOS or Android device.

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