Square is making selling products online as simple as embedding a YouTube video in your blog.
The mobile payments space is a crowded battlefield of competing companies and rivalry is slowing the sector’s growth.
Mobile payments startup peeked out of stealth mode long enough to reveal that it has raised a whopping $25 million seed round from some of the most well-known investors out there.
Guest Post PayPal is leaping ahead with an EMV version of its PayPal Here reader, which is a better fit for many international markets. I was recently in London and had the chance to get a demo from PayPal’s Narik Patel, director of mobile merchant services.
Square cofounder Tristan O’Tierney tweeted last night that he was leaving the company after four years.
Today Swedish mobile point-of-sale (POS) startup iZettle announced a $6.637 round from Banco Santander to fuel global expansion.
Clip hopes to tailor its payment solution to Spanish-speaking consumers.
Guest Post The perception of St. Louis is a nice, conservative Midwest town, possibly waiting for a rebirth of the industrial revolution. But over the past two-plus years the region’s business and entrepreneurial ecosystem has begun to drastically evolve and flourish.
Erply provides POS system and inventory management software for commercial retail and e-commerce businesses. Today the company announced raising $2.15 million in its second round of funding.
The next time you enter a tiny Shibuya noodle bar, you could end up paying with one of Square’s payment technologies.
Sending cash to people by e-mail may be the next big payment feature to spread across the Internet (even though it’s 2013, and it feels like we should have had this years ago).
You’d think Twitter cofounder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey would be a whiz at social media. But his posts to Twitter’s young video-sharing service Vine are a mix of weirdly creepy and just-plain-boring clips.
New Zealand based Vend raises $6.5 million for its software that integrates with existing point-of-sale systems to bring them into the cloud.
In other words, PayPal is all in.
Mobile payments business Square has debuted a new piece of hardware called the Square Stand that makes using an iPad as a cash register a more elegant solution.
Osama Bedier, the head of Google Wallet, has left the company.
Square processes $10 billion in consumer purchases each year. That adds up to a whole mountain of data about what you buy where and when.
Francoise Brougher, former vice president of SMB global sales and operations at Google, has joined Square as business lead to aid in the company’s growth operations.
Javelin Strategy and Research released a report which found that mobile point-of-sale (POS) technology poses a significant and growing threat to terminal-based solutions.
Guest Post Every entrepreneur who has had to go through the process of setting up their payment gateway and/or merchant account knows that it isn’t always simple. When I set mine up, BrainTree, Stripe, and Paymill weren’t around. I was given a chisel and stone tablet and asked to deliver all my information in triplicate.
Traditional payments systems are becoming obsolete as companies developer cheaper, more efficient, flexible alternatives.
Paying with Square’s mobile payments solution at Starbucks is often more of a hassle than it’s worth (well, at least in 24 locations).
Square CEO and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey is already an incredibly successful businessman. But he has even more ambitions including that he wants to be mayor of New York City one day.
Former Square COO Keith Rabois took to Twitter today to bash social location app Foursquare, but Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley did not simply sit back and take it. He punched back.
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Keith Rabois, a longtime entrepreneur and angel investor who recently resigned as the chief operating officer of Square, will be joining Khosla Ventures.
PayPal is entering the European market with its Here product, a mobile payments system that competes directly with Square.
Square has started offering a new “Business in a Box” package that gives a store all the hardware it needs to run Square Register and get a point-of-sale system running for $300, the company announced today.
Editor’s Pick Gay and transgender engineers converged on a technology conference aimed at LGBT folks hosted on the Facebook campus last weekend. Here’s why many Silicon Valley companies are taking this group seriously.
The good news, if you’re PayPal, is that almost three quarters of Americans know about you and your digital wallet solution. The bad news is that under half of them really understand what a digital wallet is.
Today on “As Silicon Valley Turns,” we learn the true reason for Square chief operating officer Keith Rabois’ departure: He’s being accused of sexually harassing a Square employee.
Square’s No. 2 exec steps out.
German payments startup payleven raises an undisclosed amount from an undisclosed investor to turn smart phones into point-of-sale terminals.
In a move to further its partnership, 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations will begin selling Square’s mobile credit card readers that help small businesses process payments, Square announced today.
We survey the top venture capital investments into tech companies of the year. To make this elite list, you needed to raise at least $89 million in 2012.
It has barely been eight months since VeriFone announced its Sail mobile payments system, but the company is already retreating from the market.
Square’s digital wallet gets even more interesting.
Just a day after Bank of America announced its own mobile payments service, transactions startup Square announced that it is now processing $10 billion in annual payments, an increase of $2 billion from two months ago.
Guest Post When the mobile app industry talks about success, we tend to tell a story of downloads. Downloads are crucial, but they’re only half the story.