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Will Apple or Google Acquire Square or Will the Company go Public?

With both Apple and Google looking like strong contenders for an acquisition, mobile payments processing company Square’s eventual exit might just happen via an IPO, Re/Code is reporting. According to several industry observers, Square would immediately give Apple built-in distribution at thousands of businesses, while Google would want more information on purchases that consumers make to better target its...

Vancouver and Calgary: The Worst Tipping Cities in Canada

Square Canada recently released a study detailing the best and worst cities in the country when it comes to tipping. Data was taken from the company’s five biggest markets and over 52,000 merchants using the company’s mobile payments system. Here’s the data released from their study: 1. Ottawans tip 76.7 per cent of the time […]

Square Announces Support for Discover Credit Cards in Canada

Popular mobile payment processor Square has today announced that Canadian retailers who use its payment processing technology, will now be able to process payments made with Discover credit cards from Discover Financial Services Inc, Financial Post is reporting. Square officials have said that the move is aimed to help Canadian merchants accept as many payment options as...

Square Removes Holds and Deposit Limits for Canadian Users

Mobile payment processor Square has taken an important step to help speed up the growth of local business: It has removed hold and deposit limits for its Canadian users who accept credit card payments over the phone, reports the Financial Post. The move comes after Square successfully removed such a barrier in the United States...

Square and Griffin Debut Case and Card Reader at CES 2014

Square, the company famous for its mobile card reader and payment system, has just announced an accessory for its card reader at CES. Square and hardware developer Griffin Technology partnered to design the Merchant Case, a case that allows users to easily keep their iPhone and card reader together at all times. The case is designed...

Square’s Card Reader Reinvented By Former Apple Engineer

The latest version of Square’s card reader comes with many changes but the most notable design changes come to the inside of the device. When we talk about the design of a device, we would normally think about the outside. Often, when our devices become smaller, thinner, and lighter, we need to think about the...

Square Canada Now Accepts American Express and JCB Payments

Square has announced small and mobile business owners who use the mobile payment service in Canada can now accept American Express and JCB credit card payments, alongside existing VISA and MasterCard for the same rate of 2.75% per transaction. The company says businesses in Canada are processing over $100 million in credit card payments, in...

Square Reader Now Available at London Drugs Stores Across Canada [u]

Square has announced London Drugs has become the first Canadian-based retailer to sell Square in their stores. Square Reader enables anyone to accept credit card payments on a mobile device and has seen rapid adoption from individuals and business owners across Canada. Square Reader is free, and works simply by plugging into the headphone jack...

Square Cash Launches: Send Money Easily via Email [US Only]

Square tonight launched a new free money sending service called Square Cash. It allows anyone to send or receive money via email. Senders just link their accounts to their debit card and will be able to send money securely via the web or the companion iOS app, as easy as sending an email. Send money...