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Square has done an exceptional job of making it easier for small businesses to accept credit card payments, but what if you're looking to move product in more places than your current city? The company's looking to expand a bit, taking a local idea global. Square Market is the answer, described as an online marketplace for businesses to sell everything from handmade jewelry, housewares and merchandise, to yoga lessons and beauty services. Square Market provides local businesses across the U.S. the ability to sell their products throughout the country to anyone, anywhere. "We're focused on making... Read more...
Starting in late September, Silicon Alley and Silicon Valley will be collaborating on high-tech solutions to the problems both cities face. The mayors of New York and San Francisco announced that they will be holding two Digital Cities summits (one in each city) to develop new ways of handing old threats, such as flooding and power outages. The summits have already attracted the likes of Jack Dorsey, who is well-known as a co-founder of Twitter and Square. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announce the Digital Cities summits. Image Credit: NBC News Corp New York Mayor... Read more...
Square has taken the mobile payments world by storm in the U.S., and evidently there has been demand to help make Apple's iPad an actual cash register. As the conventional POS machine begins to see the end of the line, it's devices like the Square Stand that have a chance to take its place. The new device actually fully converts the iPad into a complete point of sale system. It's a piece of hardware designed for savvy B&M locations, and while it looks pretty slick, the asking price ($299) is certainly on the high side. Square Stand works with Square Register, the free point of sale application,... Read more...
Considering his resume, Jack Dorsey keeps a rather low profile. If you can’t place his name here’s a reminder: Dorsey is the co-founder of Twitter, and more recently he founded mobile payment startup Square, which is designed to make it easier for small business owners to accept payments with iOS devices. Eventually, Dorsey wants to add a bigger, badder line to his resume: Mayor of New York City. Dorsey has suggested in the past that a mayoral run in the Big Apple would be something he’s interested in, and he reportedly even bent current mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ear about... Read more...
Don't look now, but Square is getting hip with Passbook. While Apple's Passbook feature remains mostly unused for many, devs and apps are slowly getting their act in order for compatibility. Now, the mobile payment provider has opened up support for both gift cards as well as Passbook, just in time for the holidays. The Square Wallet app has been updated with the changes, enabling users to "treat friends and family to local favorites with Square gift cards." You'll be able to redeem them via the Wallet app, Passport or plain 'ole paper. Using Square to run your small business? Hello, opportunity.... Read more...
Twitter co-founder and executive chairman Jack Dorsey confirmed on Tuesday that he's accepted a reduced role at the microblogging service he helped create, but denied a report by the The New York Times that it had anything to do with employees complaining that he's "difficult to work with." According to the initial report, employees were frustrated with Dorsey's tendency to repeatedly change his mind about product directions, however Dorsey said his taking a reduced role was the plan all along. A little back history is in order. After inventing Twitter in 2006 and serving as the company's CEO for... Read more...
Starting in early November, coffee drinkers will be able to use the Square Wallet app on their iPhone or Android smartphone at Starbucks. This is the first national chain for Square’s new app, and it’s a big win for the company as it expands its mobile payment business. Still, with many Starbucks customers already using Starbucks’ own app to pay for their coffees, you have to wonder how many will opt for Square Wallet. Square is known for its Square Card Reader, which is a small device that plugs into your smartphone and lets you accept credit cards. Square provides... Read more...
Coughing up money ain't what it used to be. Square, the mobile payment upstart that has revolutionized the way small business owners with iPads and iPhones accept payments, has just announced a new feature that should bring merchants and customers even closer. It's interesting how Square has seemingly added a pinch of emotion to a typically emotionless transaction, but it's indicative of the times we live in, and the technology available to us. The news here is a couple of new features for Square Register and Pay with Square, which intend to "deepen the relationship between buyers and sellers."... Read more...
If there's one thing blowing up in the tech universe this year, it's mobile payments. PayPass, Google Wallet, NFC and others have taken off, starting in Asia years ago, and now being embraced North America. It shouldn't come as any surprise, then, that a company most people have never heard of is getting into the game. ERPLY, a provider of cloud-­-based mobile, laptop, and desktop point-of-sale (POS) and retail inventory management solutions, has just announced the ERPLY mobile credit card reader for handheld mobile devices to deliver secure, fast and convenient payments for businesses large and... Read more...
PayPal started the credit card revolution, and Craigslist empowered regular people with the ability to clean out the garages without forking over fees to eBay. Now, the next movement is about to begin, with Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey beginning to ship out hundreds of free credit card dongles that plug into the headphone jack of an iPhone, Android phone or iPad. The system is called Square, and the free app is available to download now for iPhone OS and Android. Basically, you fire up the app, attach the dongle, punch in the amount (say, whatever you agreed on for selling a couch on Craigslist),... Read more...
AOL has been synonymous with "get off my lawn, you young whippersnappers" for quite some time. Their massive revenue stream of dialup subscription money finally dried up completely a couple of years ago, and they desperately needed to find some other reason for people to look at their pages. They seem to have managed it the old-fashioned way; they're offering compelling content and drawing unique visitors. Now for the tricky bit; making it pay in ad revenue.Traffic to the sites -- including AOL Money & Finance, entertainment, and the male-oriented Asylum -- grew 15% to 56.5 million unique U.S.... Read more...
I know that it's crazyI know that it's nowhereBut there is no denying thatIt's hip to be square(Huey Lewis & the News)Admit it: Silicon Valley is the land of the Geek. For startups, this generally translates to things like video games, foosball and table tennis.  Now the latest "stress reliever" in Silicon Valley is that old schoolyard game, four square. The latest oddball pursuit in Silicon Valley - the land of perpetual adolescence - is the classic playground game in which four players occupy squares and hit a rubber ball back and forth with their hands, trying to get each other out... Read more...
If you're somebody who really likes their storage then this press release from Seagate ought to make your day: Building on its storage technology leadership, Seagate (NYSE:STX) today announced that it has begun worldwide volume shipments of the industry's first 250GB-per-disc, 3.5-inch disc drive on the strength of second-generation perpendicular magnetic recording technology.Packing an industry-leading data density of 180 Gbits per square inch, the one-disc Barracuda(r) hard drive sets new benchmarks for power consumption, acoustics and performance for Seagate desktop PC hard drives - all critical... Read more...
Well folks, it's time for me to do my first all game info news post. Over time, I assure you it will get better... I may possibly add a small graphic banner to distinguish it from the normal news posts, and maybe a few other things. But for now, I'll just post what interesting bits I've found. If you have any suggestions on what you think would make it better, make sure to send me an E-Mail! Square Enix working on 'new brand concept' "Called "Code Age", whatever it is, Square Enix considers it a "new concept brand" and doesn't specify any platforms or specific games, leading... Read more...