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Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale
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The mobile-payments company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has reportedly been talking to suitors about selling itself.
April 21, 2014 in Technology
Square IPO Postponed Indefinitely

Square IPO Postponed Indefinitely

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The company is said to have run into problems with at least one key projection of future performance.
March 3, 2014 in Money
The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

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What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
December 26, 2013 in Accepting Payments
eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million

eBay to Buy Online Payment Services Startup Braintree for $800 Million

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Acquisition aimed at expanding and accelerating PayPal's mobile payments business
September 26, 2013 in Mobile
Richard Branson Invests in a Startup That No One Understands Yet

Richard Branson Invests in a Startup That No One Understands Yet

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Stealth startup Clinkle announced Branson would be added to the long list of investors banking on its mysterious product being a grand slam.
September 26, 2013 in News and Trends
PayPal Updates iPhone, Android Apps to Make Transactions Smoother and Faster

PayPal Updates iPhone, Android Apps to Make Transactions Smoother and Faster

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The revamped app comes with more payment options and social features, among others.
September 6, 2013 in Apps & Software
Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

Could Facebook's New Mobile Purchase Platform Be a PayPal Competitor?

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This new service might be just a way for the social network to learn more about users' shopping habits.
August 16, 2013 in Mobile

Calling All College Students: Clinkle Wants You

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Tech-darling Clinkle is opening up its waitlist to university students in the U.S.
July 17, 2013 in Technology
How Square Earned a $3 Billion Valuation

How Square Earned a $3 Billion Valuation

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These three strategic choices allowed the mobile-transactions startup to become a major player in just three years.
September 19, 2012 in Mobile
How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

How 'NFC' and Mobile Wallets Will Change the Way Retailers Do Business

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What business owners need to know about these developing technologies.
September 11, 2012 in Mobile
What PayPal's Partnership With Discover Means to Business Owners and Consumers

What PayPal's Partnership With Discover Means to Business Owners and Consumers

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Starting next spring, merchants will be able to accept PayPal through their existing relationship with Discover card.
August 28, 2012 in Mobile
The Pros and Cons of Mobile Payment Services

The Pros and Cons of Mobile Payment Services

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From fee structures to device compatibility and support, here are the differences between mobile payment providers you should know about before getting started.
August 13, 2012 in Mobile
How to Protect Customer Data When Using Credit-Card Plug-ins for Smartphones

How to Protect Customer Data When Using Credit-Card Plug-ins for Smartphones

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More companies are accepting mobile payments. But failing to protect credit-card data could risk hefty penalties and fines.
March 29, 2012 in Security
PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There

PayPal Here Joins Mobile-Pay Apps Already There

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When PayPal launched its newest mobile payment platform, it joined a wide selection of existing services. Here's a breakdown of the leaders.
March 27, 2012 in Payments & Collections
Three Ways Entrepreneurs Are Using Mobile Commerce to Grow

Three Ways Entrepreneurs Are Using Mobile Commerce to Grow

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Mobile payment systems such as Swipe, Pay Anywhere and Square offer merchants free readers, apps, activation and cancellation.
December 21, 2011 in Mobile
Three Steps for Getting Started in Mobile Commerce

Three Steps for Getting Started in Mobile Commerce

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If you're thinking about accepting mobile payments, here's what you need to consider before getting started.
December 20, 2011 in Apps & Software
Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

Crunching the Numbers on Mobile Payment Systems

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Looking into mobile payment applications for your business? Consider this comparison of the leading systems.
November 30, 2011 in Payments & Collections
Square Updates Mobile Payments App with Loyalty Programs, More

Square Updates Mobile Payments App with Loyalty Programs, More

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The popular mobile transaction application adds several new functions aimed at businesses.
November 15, 2011 in Apps & Software
New Square App Feature Makes Mobile Payments Even Faster

New Square App Feature Makes Mobile Payments Even Faster

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'Geofencing' technology helps eliminate a customer's need to handle a credit card, or even a mobile phone, when making a purchase.
November 4, 2011 in Apps & Software
Is Google Wallet the Next Step in Mobile Payments?

Is Google Wallet the Next Step in Mobile Payments?

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New 'contactless' mobile payment app might be ahead of its time, especially for small businesses.
October 11, 2011 in Apps & Software
How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding

How the Company Behind the Money & Bills App Secured $15 Million in Venture Funding

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Pageonce lands a new cash infusion to mobilize the 'wallet of the future.'
September 26, 2011 in Financing
Five Ways to Win a Sale Using Your Customer's Mobile

Five Ways to Win a Sale Using Your Customer's Mobile

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Now that just about everyone is carrying a cell phone, it's time to consider how to make mobile part of your marketing.
August 9, 2011 in Mobile
What You Need to Know About the Risks of Mobile Payment Apps

What You Need to Know About the Risks of Mobile Payment Apps

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Learn how you can protect your business when it comes to point-of-sale systems for smartphones.
May 24, 2011 in Security
Bling It On: A New Option for Mobile Payments

Bling It On: A New Option for Mobile Payments

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A California yogurt shop and other merchants are turning to a new mobile commerce method that sticks it to cash and credit.
December 21, 2010 in Young Entrepreneurs

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