Mobile payment platform Square has made its first move beyond North American borders by launching its mobile credit card reader and tablet POS register apps in Japan.
Square is to move into PayPal's core territory with the invitation-only launch of a P2P email cash transfer service, dubbed Square Cash.
The battle for control of the merchant cash register has stepped up a gear with Square launching an iPad point-of-sale device and PayPal promising limited free payments processing to retailers that junk their old shopping tills in exchange for a feature rich iPad equivalent.
Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, today announced Square Stand, beautiful new hardware for brick and mortar businesses that turns an iPad into a complete point of sale.
Mobile POS outfit Square has raided rival PayPal to appoint a new head of retail partnerships as the company reports fast growth in the tablet point-of-sale terminal market.
Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, has hired Francoise Brougher. As Square's Business Lead, Brougher will oversee the company's growth operations including revenue products, international expansion, customer support, and partnerships.
Shares in eBay fell to a 2013 low yesterday amidst concerns that the online auction house's PayPal unit could be hit by MasterCard's plan to introduce a new 'digital wallet' fee.
PayPal's bid to take on mobile card reading rival Square has stepped up a gear with the launch of the company's first native app for the iPad, pitched at small retailers that want to use the tablet as a point-of-sale device.
Wading into a crowded UK market, Intuit has launched its app and chip and PIN dongle system for turning mobile phones into card payment terminals.
Square has been told by local regulators to stop providing "money transmission services" in Illinois.
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