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Square Photo Studio App Launches in Canada, Now Available for Download

Square has just announced the launch of the Square Photo Studio app in Canada, which makes it easy for businesses to take high-quality product photos from a mobile device and directly sync them to a Square item catalog or online store. With the Square Photo Studio app, a seller can add beautiful, stylized images to their product...

Square Looking to Develop Hardware Wallet for Bitcoin: Dorsey

In a tweet sent out earlier today, CEO of Square Jack Dorsey noted that the company is looking to develop a hardware wallet for bitcoin. Dorsey, however, continued that a product launch isn't a done deal at this point (via The Block). Dorsey added that "If we do it, we would build it entirely in...

Square Launches Magstripe Reader with Apple Lightning Connector

The Square Reader has long allowed merchants to accept credit card payments, as the dongle attached to smartphones like the iPhone through its 3.5mm headphone jack. But today, Square has announced a new version of their magstripe reader—with an Apple Lightning Connector. This means merchants with their iPhone 7 or newer—which lack a 3.5mm headphone...

How The Square Register Became an iPad Competitor: Wired

In a new report, Wired has detailed how Square made their own replacement for the iPad. Most people know Square as the company that makes a payment system that gives vendors a way to take payments with the Square Reader, a dongle that allows you to process payments from a smartphone or tablet. Since last...

Square Launches US Apple Pay Reader, No Timeline for Canada

Square has finally unveiled a new mobile payment reader compatible with Apple Pay and announced that it will roll out the new NFC reader to 100 local businesses in the US, according to USA Today. The announcement came right after Apple Pay was officially launched in Canada. However, if you are a Canadian Square customer,...

Square Dashboard for iPhone Launches, Brings Real-Time Sales Analytics

Square today has launched Dashboard for iPhone, which allows merchants to access real-time sales records from their Square Register iOS app. Merchants are able to easily compare sales between multiple locations, time periods and even find out which items in their inventory are selling the best, to optimize their business. Features: • Sales Summary: See...

Square to Accept Apple Pay Next Year

Speaking with CNN, Square founder Jack Dorsey (also co-founder of Twitter) emphasized once again that Square will accept Apple Pay. You may recall that before the iPhone and Apple Watch event, sources speaking with Bank Innovation revealed that Jack Dorsey was aware of Apple’s plans to enter the mobile payment space, so he adjusted his...

Square, PayPal Said to Partner with Apple Mobile Payments

Now that the NFC chip has been confirmed for the iPhone 6, voices have started murmuring about Apple’s foray into the mobile payments industry. At the same time, however, many are speculating about the future of existing plyers such as Square and PayPal, Intuit GoPayment, PayAnywhere and Authorize.net? Will they survive? As it turns out,...

Square Opening Office in Kitchener-Waterloo as Employees Grow Past 30

Square has announced this morning it has plans to open up a permanent office in Kitchener-Waterloo in the Spring of 2014, located at 305 King Street in downtown Kitchener. “We are thrilled to be part of Kitchener-Waterloo’s thriving and talented tech community,” said Demetrios Marantis, head of international government, regulatory, and policy work at Square....

Square’s Card Reader is Now Available at Shoppers Drug Mart

Square Canada has announced today its credit card readers can now be found at 440 Shoppers Drug Mart locations nationwide. The Square Reader is free after you apply the $10 rebate and allows anyone to accept credit card payments on their mobile device, such an iPhone or iPad. According to Square’s data, 69% of Canadian...

Square Denies Rumours of Sale Discussions with Google, Apple and PayPal

The Wall Street Journal reported early this morning mobile payments company Squarewas mulling a possible sale with Google, and even had informal talks with Apple and PayPal to settle a deal: Square also had informal discussions about a deal with Apple Inc. and eBay Inc. PayPal in the past, according to people familiar with those...