NFC technology now supported by Square mobile payments reader

Square Inc. mobile payments nfc technology

This allows small business merchants to accept payments from mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Android Pay. While Square had previously allowed mobile payments to happen through the swiping of a credit card through a simple dongle attached to a mobile device, among other means, it has now upgraded to use NFC technology, which will open the door to compatibility with a broad spectrum of different mobile wallet app based transactions. This has considerably changed the environment when compared to the company’s original model. The new dongle that is NFC…

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Mobile payments from Square step out of the U.S. and into Canada

Jack Dorsey, co founder of Twiitter

This international step was taken by Jack Dorsey, of Twitter fame. Co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is taking Square for an international leap, expanding it outside of the American borders and into the fast moving Canadian mobile payments marketplace. This effort is to help to expand Dorsey’s vision that “commerce is easy for everyone”. It is his belief that Canada is primed and ready to use his most recent technology startup. The launch of Square, a free mobile payment credit card reader, has now made its way into Canada, two…

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