Square In-App Payments processing becomes a reality

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Square has launched a customizable SDK in-app payment solution for iOS, Android and Flutter. Square In-App Payments SDK (software development kit) has been launched by the San Francisco-based financial tech company, enabling developers and sellers who use its services to accept in-app payments. While Square has products to help sellers accept payments on the web and in person, this is the first time it will be available in mobile apps. Buyers can securely pay for physical goods or services purchased via mobile app. With the Square In-App Payments SDK, developers…

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Square mobile payments have now launched in Australia

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The smartphone based transaction company has now launched its services into a fourth marketplace. Square has now launched its mobile payments services into its fourth marketplace, as it has stepped into Australia, giving small businesses in that country the opportunity to use their smartphones and tablets as credit card reading point of sale devices. The other countries in which the service is available include the United States, Japan and Canada. This announcement arrived nearly immediately before Square was to make the announcement of its first earnings report since the mobile…

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NFC technology now supported by Square mobile payments reader

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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 wallet taken down by Square

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That said, the company has not given up on mobile payments and intends to try again with a new app. Square has announced that it is giving up on its mobile wallet app and that it is taking the app down because it simply didn’t catch on among consumers, despite the fact that it was first introduced back in 2011. The app was designed to help local merchants to offer a fast and easy mobile payments solution to customers. However, even among the merchants that did adopt the use of…

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Mobile payments “success” story, Square, in sale talks

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As the struggles that are faced by the company continue to grow, discussions of acquisitions grow. Square has been seen as a startup that has everything it takes to succeed, and while it has achieved international adoption and is among the most widely recognized brands in the mobile payments industry, it has been facing a rising number of struggles and there are now talks that acquisition could be in its future. The problem is that its cash is continuing to shrink while its losses continue to broaden. Reports are now…

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Starbucks aims to expand focus on mobile commerce

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Starbucks leadership shifts as company begins to take the mobile space more seriously Starbucks is experiencing a shift in leadership as it begins to focus more heavily on e-commerce and mobile payments. The company’s Chief Financial Officer, Troy Alstead, has been moved to the position of Chief Operating Officer. This move will allow Howard Schultz, Starbucks’ Chief Executive, to focus on the expansion of the company’s mobile and e-commerce efforts. Starbucks has managed to establish a strong presence in the mobile space and has plans to further increase its accessibility…

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M-payments acquisition of Evenly made by Square

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The processing business is seeking to broaden its capabilities through the purchase of the startup. The most recent acquisition made by Square appears to be geared toward making it easier for its app users to be able to use m-payments to send and collect money from their friends. This was what the company revealed when it announced its acquisition of Evenly. The acquired company was designed to be an easy m-payment app that has tools that Square clearly finds to be highly appealing and wants to be able to integrate…

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Mobile payments startup in Mexico receives massive investment funding

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Startup company called Clip has raised $1.5 million to implement Mexican smartphone transactions. Clip, a mobile payments startup, has managed to raise $1.5 million in funding in order to create a smartphone based transaction system that will cater to consumers in Mexico, providing a service that has been compared to Square. There are considerable differences, however, between what Clip and Square provide their customers. The mobile payments service at Clip is focused primarily on the needs of specific local markets, such as that of the Spanish speaking world in Mexico.…

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Mobile payments from Square are headed into Japan

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This is the first time that the program has moved to a country outside of North America. Square, the mobile payments platform, has just announced that it has become publicly available to consumers in Japan, in a move that is taking the service outside North America for the first time. As the iPhone is a highly popular device among the Japanese, this makes it a potentially strong location for Square. Mobile payments from Square were first available to iPhone users, before it eventually expanded to be usable for Android based…

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Mobile payments from Square take aim at traditional registers

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A new hardware has just been released by the company today to help to step further into stores. The Square Register, a mobile payments service, has now been joined by a whole new piece of hardware from the company, which should help it to provide a more stable base. The new product has been called the Square Stand and gives the iPad based register a base to stand on. Beyond that, the mobile payments hardware provides the register with an encrypted card reader. The purpose of adding this new piece…

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Mobile payments through Square Wallet include gift cards

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The smartphone friendly transaction system is now adding a new electronic funds source. Square has just announced that its Wallet app has been updated for both iOS and Android devices in order to be able to allow its users to make mobile payments through gift cards, in addition to the other funding methods available. Users are able to send the gift cards directly through Square from their e-receipt. As soon as a Square customer receives the electronic receipt from a merchant that accepts this brand of mobile payments, he or…

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