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Square’s Next Register Will Accept Bitcoin and Apple Pay

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Over the past year, it’s become a lot easier to buy bitcoin, thanks to services such as Coinbase. And thanks to retailers such as Overstock.com and TigerDirect, it’s now a lot easier to to spend them online. But there’s still one big pothole in bitcoin’s bumpy road to mainstream adoption: Your local coffee shop. That’s […]

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The iPhone 6 Has the Potential to Replace Your Credit Card

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Remember when 3G was such a big deal that Apple named its new iPhone after what was then the new standard in mobile data transmission? The iPhone 3G, introduced in 2008, was the second iteration of the pioneering smartphone, and in a way the name was as much gloating as it was tribute. When cellular […]

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Amazon Takes On (and Undercuts) Square with ‘Amazon Local Register’

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Amazon is diving deeper into the payment processing business. The online retailer announced Amazon Local Register, a mobile point-of-sale service combining a mobile app with a secure card reader — similar to Square — that lets small businesses process digital transactions. The big draw for businesses would be Amazon’s rate of 2.5% for every swiped […]

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Report: Square is No Longer Going to Launch a Credit Card

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Square, the payments startup from Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, has prototyped a Square credit card. The plastic card is all black, and save for the card holder’s name emblazoned on the face, features no logos–not even Square’s. Over the past year, multiple sources indicate Square employees have been carrying the card–seen here below, partially blurred […]