E-commerce marketplace Etsy is setting its sights on the real world, entering the crowded mPOS market with its own app and card reader combo.
Today, Cash adds the ability to send or request money from anyone nearby using Bluetooth LE technology.
Square has raised $150 million in a funding round, led by the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, that values the payments firm at $6 billion, according to the New York Times.
Square has revamped its Cash P2P payments app, enabling users to send and receive money via text. Meanwhile, reports suggest that Jack Dorsey's firm is in the process of raising some cash itself, talking to potential investors about a $200 million funding round.
The world's largest retailers employ armies of statisticians and analysts to help them increase sales. Today, Square levels the playing field for merchants of all sizes by adding Square Analytics to its complete Register service.
Square is ramping up its small business financing programme after securing investment from Victory Park Capital.
With Amazon threatening to eat its lunch and rumours swirling about a lack of strategy and profits, Square has gone on the defensive with a blog post explaining why "myths" about Jack Dorsey's baby are "totally bogus".
Today Square, added Square Appointments to it’s complete register service. Square Appointments is a business solution that makes online scheduling simple and quick for both sellers and their customers.
Payments firm Square is diversifying through the acquisition of San Francisco-based food delivery service Caviar. The deal is thought to be worth around $90 million in stock.
Square has unveiled plans to launch a chip and signature version of its mPOS dongle as it prepares for America's upcoming switch to EMV.
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