Square for Retail aims to be the only store software most shop owners need

Square has a new approach to retail customers it’s launching today, with a brand new Square Retail app that complements a comprehensive backend package of tools that include complete coverage

Square encourages Apple Pay payments with processing credit

Square partnered with Apple for a promotion when customers use Apple Pay. Starting today, Square merchants won’t pay any processing fee for the first $12,000 in Apple Pay transactions — that repre

Jack Dorsey gets another break with a strong third quarter from Square

While Jack Dorsey’s other company Twitter might be struggling, Square continues on a roll that’s keeping Wall Street happy. There’s going to, as always, be a big question mark for S

The restaurant table(t) is getting crowded

Many of us have tried new services, like online food ordering, subscription meals and signing with your finger on a tablet-based point-of-sale system; but the reality is that we are still in the early

Square hopes to ease the EMV transition with faster transaction times

You’ve likely seen the headlines about consumer frustration with the transition to EMV payment cards in the U.S., most of which centers around how long the payments take versus good old-fashione

Square Cash users can now spend their balance with a virtual debit card

Here’s a cool feature from Square Cash – the company launched a virtual card product yesterday, which gives every user a virtual Visa debit card number that they can use to spend their bal

No, really, the headphone jack is more useful than you think!

Apple today announced that the newest generation iPhone will do away with the headphone jack. Obviously sad if you just bought an expensive new pair of headphones, but the interface is used for a lot

Square brings payment and capital offerings to TouchBistro and Vend customers

Square is turning point-of-sale companies that at one time could’ve been considered enemies into allies, with two new partnerships with Vend and TouchBistro. Square will now offer Vend and Touch

Jack Dorsey gets a much-needed strong second quarter performance from Square

Jack Dorsey really needs a hit. After Twitter’s weak second-quarter showing, and both stocks not performing well in the past year, Dorsey — as the lead of both companies — needs to show inve

WooCommerce now works with Square to seamlessly run both online and offline stores

A bit more than a year after Automattic acquired WooCommerce, the popular service that turns any WordPress website into an e-commerce store is now integrating with Square. While this kind of integrati

Square quietly sets up for a UK launch, now takes payments in pounds on Square Register

The UK is sometimes called a nation of shopkeepers, and soon mobile payments company Square may be putting that to the test in the search for new business. Square Register — the company’s

What’s next for Twilio and its unicorn brethren?

Brexit. Trump. The Federal Reserve. The world threw nearly everything at Twilio for its untimely IPO. Despite market volatility, the company continues to impress. The week the world met Twilio can on

Facebook taps GPS, Square to track your in-store visits and purchases

Facebook has found the Holy Grail of advertising in a set of new partnerships with point-of-sale systems like Square and Marketo that will prove who bought what after seeing Facebook’s ads. Even

Storehouse will shut down services July 15, entire team will migrate to Square

Storehouse, an aesthetically pleasing and exceedingly well-designed mobile app for sharing multimedia stories, announced today that it will be sunsetting services for its users on July 15. Furthermore

OtterBox’s new case offers a battery, speakers, Square reader and other swappable functionality

I spotted an OtterBox case on the train ride in this morning that more or less confirmed my feelings about the company’s products: big, bulky and protective. Swaddling one’s phone in an OtterBox c

Square copies Stripe with new online checkout API

Watch out <a target="_blank" href="https://www.braintreepayments.com">Braintree</a>, <a target="_blank" href="https://stripe.com/">Stripe</a> and other online checkout systems, Square is going after y

Square brings on the team behind Framed Data, a predictive analytics startup

Square is acquiring the team behind Framed Data, a predictive analytics service, and will be deploying the team of data scientists to its Square Capital team. Square tracks merchants’ transacti

Square beats its fourth-quarter revenue expectations

Square, which has been on a bit of a run lately, posted a quarter where it beat revenue estimates and saw its shares pop slightly after it reported its fourth-quarter earnings. This was Square’s

Square launches payments in Australia, its first country expansion in nearly three years

It's been almost two years since Square expanded its mobile payments service into a new country -- it most recently hit Japan, its first foray outside of North America, in May 2013 -- but this week it

Google experiments with a way to pay without taking out your phone

Google is rolling out a pilot program today that introduces a new way to pay cashiers — and it involves leaving your phone in your pocket.
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