Tagged with: Square

Square’s ‘Pickup’ App Gives You a New Way to Order Food

Square’s ‘Pickup’ App Gives You a New Way to Order Food

Square, the mobile payments startup, is testing a new app called “Square Pickup.” It’s a simple app that lets you order food from a Square merchant ahead of time. The app is currently in testing with several San Francisco restaurants. Appropriately, we noticed the app when we were "picking up" lunch on Tueseday. ...

Square, (RED) Team Up to Fight AIDS With Special Edition Reader

Square, (RED) Team Up to Fight AIDS With Special Edition Reader

Square is debuting a special-edition reader in partnership with AIDS organization (RED). The new ‘SQUA(RED) Reader’ is red in color, and for every order via the device, 97.25 percent of the $10 donation amount will go to the fund to fight AIDS. When consumers swipe their cards on a (RED), customers can donate right from ...

Square Cash Now Makes Receiving Money from Friends Very Easy

Square Cash Now Makes Receiving Money from Friends Very Easy

Square Cash's sheer simplicity has made it my go-to service for sending money to friends, and now Square's hoping to make requesting money just as simple. Starting Thursday, you can cc request@square.com in an email (instead of cash@square.com like usual) to request money from one or more friends. The recipients of your ...

Square Stands are Coming to Every Whole Foods Location

Square Stands are Coming to Every Whole Foods Location

A year and a half after debuting a massive partnership with Starbucks, payments company Square is announcing its next big, in-store retail deal: Whole Foods. When Square debuted Stand last year, the assumption was that this high-powered hardware and software play would help attract large retailers. Clearly, this is a sign ...

Square Unveils Thinner, More Efficient Reader

Square Unveils Thinner, More Efficient Reader

Square Reader has always been a handsome and functional piece of hardware, but the designers and engineers at Square have been on a constant quest to make it just that little bit more handsome and little bit more functional. On Monday, Square released a new version of the Square Reader, which has both a sleeker, thinner ...

Square’s ‘Square Cash’ Lets You Easily Send Money to Friends

Square’s ‘Square Cash’ Lets You Easily Send Money to Friends

Launched earlier this year as an invite-only service allowing users to send money via email and without charge, Square’s Square Cash on Tuesday opened to all, or at least to those aged 18 or over with a US bank account. Co-founded by Jim McKelvey and Twitter co-creator Jack Dorsey 2010, Square first came to public ...

Square for iOS Now Records and Tracks Payment History, Other New Features

Square for iOS Now Records and Tracks Payment History, Other New Features

Square on Monday updated its iOS app with new features for all of Apple’s mobile devices as well as added some iPad-specific improvements. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store. On the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Square now lets you record and track “all kinds of payments,” including ...

Square’s ‘Square Market’ Targets Etsy, Amazon and eBay

Square’s ‘Square Market’ Targets Etsy, Amazon and eBay

Square — a company best known for the small, white plastic cube that can read credit cards when plugged into a smartphone or tablet — is taking on the likes of Etsy, Amazon, and eBay with the launch of its own online marketplace called Square Market. The expansion from mobile payments to online retail might seem a bit ...

Square Aims to Replace Cash Registers With $299 Stand

Square Aims to Replace Cash Registers With $299 Stand

Square unveiled a new piece of hardware on Tuesday, designed to replace traditional cash registers in the businesses that use the company to accept payments. Square Stand, which can be pre-ordered for $299 starting today, features an integrated card reader for processing payments. An iPad connects to the stand, and the ...

Square Looks to Step Into World of Local Commerce

Square Looks to Step Into World of Local Commerce

Square is looking to build a recommendation engine in addition to its payments system that could challenge the likes of Foursquare and Yelp as the company moves into the local recommendation space, The Verge reported Friday. “I think we can do something a lot better” than those other apps, Ajit Varma, Square’s ...