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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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Square gets into the lending game with ‘Capital’

Square gets into the lending game with ‘Capital’

Recently, Square began lining up credit to the tune of $200 million. Speculation abounded regarding their intent, with most assuming a buyout may be on the table. The buyout hasn’t happened, but Square has started leveraging that credit to small businesses. With Square Capital, the payment processor is attempting to level the playing field even more.

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Square launches Order for the dangerously under-caffeinated

Square launches Order for the dangerously under-caffeinated

Square Wallet was never widely used or appreciated, leading to the company officially ditching it this morning. Order, a new (or revamped version of Wallet, depending on your take) app aims to bring much of the same functionality as Wallet, but gives you a head start on your purchases. You can now pre-order many items, and pay for them ahead of time.

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Square may sell out to rivals in the face of continuing losses tip sources

Square may sell out to rivals in the face of continuing losses tip sources

Square is a mobile payment start up that has been operating for a while and makes it easy for people to get paid. Things haven't been going well of late for the company and in the face of losses and cash flow issues. Sources familiar with the company and its operations claim that Square may sell to one of its rivals. Three people who claim to be familiar with goings-on say that Google considered buying Square earlier this year.

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