Square has revamped its Cash P2P payments app, enabling users to send and receive money via text. Meanwhile, reports suggest that Jack Dorsey's firm is in the process of raising some cash itself, talking to potential investors about a $200 million funding round.
The world's largest retailers employ armies of statisticians and analysts to help them increase sales. Today, Square levels the playing field for merchants of all sizes by adding Square Analytics to its complete Register service.
Square is ramping up its small business financing programme after securing investment from Victory Park Capital.
With Amazon threatening to eat its lunch and rumours swirling about a lack of strategy and profits, Square has gone on the defensive with a blog post explaining why "myths" about Jack Dorsey's baby are "totally bogus".
Today Square, added Square Appointments to it’s complete register service. Square Appointments is a business solution that makes online scheduling simple and quick for both sellers and their customers.
Payments firm Square is diversifying through the acquisition of San Francisco-based food delivery service Caviar. The deal is thought to be worth around $90 million in stock.
Square has unveiled plans to launch a chip and signature version of its mPOS dongle as it prepares for America's upcoming switch to EMV.
Today Square launched an integration with IFTTT (If This Then That). Sellers can now seamlessly integrate their Square data with IFTTT to trigger customized automated actions that streamline business operations and help their day run more smoothly.
Venture capital interest in payment industry startups appears to be on the wane as investors wise up to the difficulties of achieving scale in a complex, competitive market.
Demetrios Marantis, Head, International Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Square discusses the demise of Square Wallet and the security measures around Order.
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