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Verizon Wireless and Intuit are making it easier for small businesses to accept credit card payments using smartphones or tablets with the introduction of Intuit’s GoPayment app and pocket-sized credit card reader. The card reader plugs into the audio jack of supported smartphones and tablets. You can then swipe a credit or debit card through the reader or enter information manually into the app. GoPayment supports select Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices. Various pricing options for both the credit card reader and a GoPayment account are available. Your Smartphone Or Tablet Now Takes Plastic: Verizon Wireless And Intuit Team Up To Offer GoPayment; Mobile Credit Card Processing For Small... Read more...
A group of high-powered tech companies has been slapped with a class action suit for conspiring to artificially keep employee wages low. The companies being sued are Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar. Sound familiar? It should. These companies, with the exception of Lucasfilm, were investigated by the Department of Justice for the same reason, and in September each avoided litigation with the DOJ by agreeing to change their ways on the matter. Although the agreement with the U.S. government did not include an admission of guilt, that doesn't save the companies from fending off what could be an extremely expensive civil suit. In case you haven't heard the story yet, we'll... Read more...
Intuit, we're sure, loves free advertising, but not of this type. Tim Geithner has been roasted over the fact that while working for the International Monetary Fund, he failed to pay his Social Security and Medicare taxes as required. When asked about how he had his taxes prepared during that time, Geithner answered "I used TurboTax."Senator Charles Grassley replied: "The tax code is complex and tax preparers get it wrong; I appreciate you prepared your own returns." Geithner added that, to his recollection, the software did not prompt him to report income and pay self-employment taxes. "I mistakenly believed that I was meeting my obligations fully, including self-employment taxes, but I did... Read more...
It's all in the details, and Intuit made a mistake in the patch it released to fix a bug which caused Mac users' desktop folders to be deleted by QuickBooks.Users of the 2006 Mac version of Intuit's QuickBooks software could find that a serious bug manifests itself again under certain conditions in Wi-Fi hot spots.QuickBooks released a patch for the bug on Saturday, but warned users two days later of the dangers of using the QuickBooks software when connected to Wi-Fi hot spots."We have determined that the prior bug remanifests itself when QuickBooks Pro 2006 for Mac is initiated at public Internet hotspots and a redirection error occurs (for instance, when you are at a cafe that requires you... Read more...
Quickbooks has long been available as an online service, so it was only a matter of time before Quicken was migrated to this format.   Currently in closed beta testing, Intuit is planning to open the beta to a waiting list on September 10. Intuit is planning to release a Web-based edition of its leading personal finance application this winter, possibly early in 2008. Quicken Online marks a key transition for a company that has made its bones selling new versions of its boxed software each year. A few years ago, folks at Intuit told me they saw virtually no demand for online tools. Last week, the company said it's taken so long to cook up Quicken Online due to the lack of consumer trust.... Read more...