Square

  • Square Launches Dashboard App For iOS So Businesses Can Track Sales In Real-Time

    Square Launches Dashboard App For iOS So Businesses Can Track Sales In Real-Time

    Over the past few years, Square has evolved from being “that payment company with the recognizable dongle,” to an indispensable part of the technology stack for quite a few businesses. It’s not just about accepting the payments anymore, it’s about managing your business with software. Today, Square is releasing its second non-consumer app, a dashboard app for iOS that… Read More

  • Square Launches Payroll Product For Small Businesses, Pricing Starts At $25/Month

    Square Launches Payroll Product For Small Businesses, Pricing Starts At $25/Month

    Mobile payment startup Square has been gradually building out the products it offers to small businesses to position itself as a one-stop shop for their various front-of-house and back-office needs. Today sees the latest development on that theme: the company has launched Square Payroll, software for businesses to pay and track taxes and other costs for both hourly and salaried employees. Read More

  • Magic Johnson Is Joining Square’s Board Of Directors

    Magic Johnson Is Joining Square’s Board Of Directors

    Square is bringing in Earvin “Magic” Johnson to its board of directors this summer. The former basketball player is one of the most successful business leaders in America and a great get for Square’s board. He is not only an NBA Hall of Fame legend but also a formidable business leader, running the multi-billion-dollar Magic Johnson Enterprises, as well as the Magic… Read More

  • Square Will Launch An Apple Pay-Ready NFC And Card Chip Reader This Fall

    Square Will Launch An Apple Pay-Ready NFC And Card Chip Reader This Fall

    Apple today announced a new partnership for Apple Pay with Square, which will release a new card reader designed to allow small businesses to take Apple Pay payments as well as credit card chip payments, but not card swipes. Read More

  • Education App Development Platform Clever Hires A VP Of Engineering From Square

    Education App Development Platform Clever Hires A VP Of Engineering From Square

    Clever today said it has hired Ben Adida, previously a director of engineering at Square, to be the company’s VP of engineering. The company, which creates a third-party development platform that centers around applications for teachers and students, has around 50 employees, but plans to expand to 150 in the coming year. More than half of that will be engineering, which is why Adida… Read More

  • Square Acquires Fastbite To Add Cheap, Fast Meals To Caviar

    Square Acquires Fastbite To Add Cheap, Fast Meals To Caviar

    Thanks to its recent acquisition of San Francisco-based food delivery startup Fastbite, Square is adding a whole new option to Caviar that will reduce the cost of meals and time customers spend waiting for them to be delivered. By doing so, it will compete more directly with local food delivery services like Sprig and Spoonrocket. Read More

  • Square Brings Accountability To Email Marketing

    Square Brings Accountability To Email Marketing

    Square is in the process of building up a series of products and services that use its payments platform as a foundation. The latest, launching today, is an email marketing tool gives physical businesses the same advantages of online stores. Square Marketing is a set of tools that lets brick and mortar businesses act more like online retailers when it comes to setting up — and tracking… Read More

  • Flappy Bird, The Problem With Everyone, And My Baptism By Chauffeured Bus

    Flappy Bird, The Problem With Everyone, And My Baptism By Chauffeured Bus

    This column is my 100th for TechCrunch. Although I write weekly, I like to think that each post ages me roughly one year, or at least doubles Uber’s valuation (you’re welcome – you may send my equity check in the mail). No one ever told me that I would get grey hair from this job not from deadlines, but from writing about an industry that is at best, completely insane. Of… Read More

  • It’s $​Businesstime For Square Cash

    It’s $​Businesstime For Square Cash

    Square is expanding its Cash product to allow businesses to accept payments. In addition, Square is announcing a new identity system called Cashtags (technically $Cashtags) that allows people to claim a unique address that can be used by anyone to send cash directly. I’ve been waiting for Cash to expand to paying businesses. Cash itself is one of the cleanest, lowest friction… Read More

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