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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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Square CEO questions value of Google Glass

Square CEO questions value of Google Glass

Square's Jack Dorsey is keen on wearables but cautious on Glass, arguing smart glasses aren't likely to offer legitimate value to wearers for another decade or so. "Glasses are very compelling and I think it's an amazing technology" Dorsey told the NYTimes, "but I just can't imagine my mom wearing them right now. What is the value of Glass?"

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Square “Business in a Box” ousts old payment providers with $299 bundle

Square “Business in a Box” ousts old payment providers with $299 bundle

Square has launched Business in a Box, a hardware bundle targeting small businesses looking to ditch their existing payments provider, and instead take up with the Square Register in a simple to deploy package. The $299 bundle includes a pair of Square Readers and a secure iPad stand to turn the tablet into a point-of-sale machine, as well as an iPad controlled cash drawer for those customers who refuse to swipe like Square wishes they would.

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Square Mobile Payments hit Verizon: iOS and Android card readers ahoy

Square Mobile Payments hit Verizon: iOS and Android card readers ahoy

This week the folks at Verizon have revealed their new collaborative efforts with Square and the Square Card Reader - mobile payments made utterly easy! This little device plugs in to the headphone jack on your iOS or Android device and allows you to take payments via credit card or Square Gift Card - easy as pie. The actual device costs less than the credit you get on your Square account (good as cash, essentially) at $9.97 (with $10 Square credit on your account when you start it up) - sound alright to you?

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Starbucks now accepting Square Wallet mobile payments

Starbucks now accepting Square Wallet mobile payments

Back in October, we reported that Starbucks would begin accepting payments via Square Wallet in early November. That time has finally come, with Starbucks announcing that as of today, approximately 7,000 stores accept payment via the mobile service. This comes after the initial deal with Starbucks and Square that took place back in August.

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Square mobile commerce device launched in Canada

Square mobile commerce device launched in Canada

Square, maker of the nifty little commerce gadgets that plug into a mobile device's headphone port, has announced the availability of its Mobile Card Reader in Canada. The Mobile Card Reader allows businesses and individuals to accept credit card payments directly from their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. The device is free.

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Square ends New York taxi iPad pilot program

Square ends New York taxi iPad pilot program

Back in March of this year, Square kicked off a pilot program for mobile payments inside taxis in New York City. The trial program used custom-fitted iPads that were placed in the back of taxis inNew York City. The iPads were equipped with software to show the current location of the taxi and fare cost. The iPad had a credit card scanner that allowed users to pay for the ride right on the iPad.

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Square hits Starbucks in early-November; Save your tips until Summer 2013

Square hits Starbucks in early-November; Save your tips until Summer 2013

Starbucks will kick off its Square payments system in early November, with the system expanding to support digital tipping for your favorite barista in summer 2013. The news follows the addition of Starbucks loyalty card to Apple's Passbook in iOS 6, and will see around 7,000 US locations taking the Square Wallet payments from next month.

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