Square

  • Just In Time For The Holidays, Square Offers Physical Gift Cards To Sellers

    Just In Time For The Holidays, Square Offers Physical Gift Cards To Sellers

    Payments startups Square wants to provide more ways for sellers to make more money, by diversifying its products and making it easier to add value to customers. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s enabling Square Register users to sell physical gift cards for the first time. Read More

  • Square Eschews Free, Starts $29 Pre-Orders For Chip-Based Card Readers

    Square Eschews Free, Starts $29 Pre-Orders For Chip-Based Card Readers

    Mobile payments company Square is today kicking off pre-orders for its new chip-based card readers, which were first announced earlier this year and intended to replace the current devices that read cards’ magnetic stripes. The mobile dongle version will sell for $29 and a table-top version will cost $39 — a departure for the company not just in terms of technology but also… Read More

  • Square’s Order App Can Now Predict When You’ll Arrive To Pick Up Your Cappuccino

    Square’s Order App Can Now Predict When You’ll Arrive To Pick Up Your Cappuccino

    With the newest version of its Square Order app, the company will ensure food will be prepared just in time for the customer arrive, thanks to a new arrival prediction feature. The technology is designed to track users as they approach a store they’ve ordered from and alert it when they’re nearby so an order can be made just in time. Read More

  • Square Cash For iOS Now Lets You Send Money To Nearby Friends Via Bluetooth

    Square Cash For iOS Now Lets You Send Money To Nearby Friends Via Bluetooth

    Square Cash, the payments company’s mobile money app and competitor to Venmo, has today rolled out a new update that lets users send cash by way of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Called “Nearby Payments,” this new feature works on devices running iOS 8, the company says, and offers an alternative to its previous means of sending money by way of text message, mobile number or… Read More

  • WTF
    Jack Dorsey’s Advertising Agency Couldn’t Make A More Pretentious Website If It Tried

    Jack Dorsey’s Advertising Agency Couldn’t Make A More Pretentious Website If It Tried

    Quid had a good run, but it looks like we have a new champion in the endless battle to have the most pretentious startup website. West, an advertising agency founded by former Apple exec Allison Johnson in 2011 with backing from Jack Dorsey and Ray Chambers, has managed to claim that spot with a site that offers absolutely no information about who works there or what kinds of services they offer. Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    It’s been an exciting week for us here at TechCrunch with the Hackathon, Disrupt SF and Apple’s product launch all taking place within a few days. Here are 11 of our best stories from the past week (9/6-9/12). 1. Apple had a number of new product releases this week. We introduced you to the Apple Watch, the company’s highly anticipated first foray into the world of… Read More

  • Before $100 Million Raise, Square Was In Talks With Apple

    Before $100 Million Raise, Square Was In Talks With Apple

    According to a filing obtained by VCExperts, Square has raised another $100 million in capital. The company authorized 6.4 million Series E shares, according to the document, at a per-share price of $15.46. Square has raised incredible amounts of money. The company has raised hundreds of millions of dollars, has a nine-figure credit line and, now, a fresh $100 million traunch to use. The… Read More

  • Square Cash 2.0 Adds Free Money Transfer By Text Message, Payment Notes And More

    Square Cash 2.0 Adds Free Money Transfer By Text Message, Payment Notes And More

    Square has a new update out for its Cash app that lets users send cash by text, greatly improving the versatility of the mobile payment app. The update also improves the user interface for sending, reducing steps and increasing speed, and offers a host of new features like putting notes on payments and a new reward system that provides $1 each time someone you invite via text message signs… Read More

  • Square Announces Analytics Tools For Merchants

    Square Announces Analytics Tools For Merchants

    With competition in mobile payments heating up, Square continues to expand its offerings for small businesses to other areas where local merchants are missing out compared to big retailers and franchises. Today the company is launching Square Analytics, a set of tools that tie in to its suite of register tools, which already includes Inventory, Invoices, and the recently launched Appointments. Read More