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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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Square Pickup app lets you order to go food ahead of time

Square Pickup app lets you order to go food ahead of time

Square is a company that has been around for a while now and is known for mobile payments among other things. One of the apps that Square offers is Square Cash that makes it easy for you to get paid for goods and services on the go. A new app for Square has been announced called Square Pickup.

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SQUA(RED) Square special edition dongle helps AIDS research

SQUA(RED) Square special edition dongle helps AIDS research

Mobile payments provider Square has launched a charitable version of its dongle to help AIDS research, with the SQUA(RED) Reader coming in bright red as its name suggests. Offered as an alternative to the regular white dongle, the SQUA(RED) version costs $10, of which 97.25-percent goes to the Global Fund for AIDS research.

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Square Cash makes requesting payments foolishly simple

Square Cash makes requesting payments foolishly simple

Square Cash has added a payment request option, allowing users to prompt a virtual cash collection simply by sending an email. Square launched Square Cash in October last year, as a way for friends and family to send each other money, but the app required proactivity on the part of the person paying. Now, though, the recipient can trigger a request themselves.

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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 to make mystery announcement, prompts speculation

Square to make mystery announcement, prompts speculation

Square, the service that lets individuals and retailers accept credit card payments on your mobile device with a branded card reader, is set to make an announcement tomorrow (Monday, Dec. 9), but we don't yet have a solid idea of what it might entail. There are guesses, mind you -- as there always are. The mysterious tease photo came by way of Vine today.

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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 payment apps updated with finance record tracking

Square mobile payment apps updated with finance record tracking

Square is the nifty little mobile payment device that can be attached to a smartphone or a tablet and used to accept payments from a credit or debit card. The service is offered alongside two apps - Android and iOS varieties - both of which have been updated with, among other things, the ability to track transactions and keep records.

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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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Square Cash tipped to make splitting the check email-simple

Square Cash tipped to make splitting the check email-simple

Mobile payments provider Square has launched an PayPal rival, Square Cash, offering a straightforward way for individuals to exchange small sums direct to each others' debit cards. The invite-only beta, which Square has confirmed is rolling out gradually, attempts to make sending a payment as straightforward as filling in recipient details, an amount, and a message.

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