Snapchat Partners with Square to Launch Snapcash

Popular social app, Snapchat has announced that it will be partnering with mobile payments start-up Square to launch ‘Snapcash’, a service that allows people to send money to their friends via their phone. The service is currently available to Snapchat users in the US, over the age of 18, with an expectation that it will

Square Hires Amazon Executive Alyssa Henry as Engineering Lead

Square, the company enabling sellers to start, run, and grow their business, has hired Alyssa Henry to lead engineering for the company. Alyssa will head up engineering operations for Square’s infrastructure and payments platform, which processes tens of billions of dollars in payments annually. Most recently the Vice President of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage

New Evidence Supports that 2014 is the Year mPOS Acceptance Will Go Mainstream

December’s mPOS tracker, an industry report produced by and sponsored by ROAM, a leader in the mobile commerce industry sees a strong end of mPOS in 2013. The December 2013 report features four new players, including 1010, a Hong Kong-based mobile operator, and Tantrum Street, developer of Cartwheel Register, Kazcommercbank and Vivo. In addition

Intuit and Square Announce Point of Sale and Accounting Integration

Intuit and Square announced a seamless integration between Square and QuickBooks. Built on Intuit’s open platform, the integration will enable small businesses to more efficiently import their transactions from Square into QuickBooks helping them streamline their operations, save time and ensure accurate reporting. The offering will be available on November 19. “By rebuilding QuickBooks as

Gokul Rajaram Joins Square as Product Engineering Lead

Square, a point-of-sale company which developed credit card readers for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, has hired Gokul Rajaram, who was most recently the Product Director of Ads at Facebook, where he drove product development and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. As Square’s Product Engineering Lead, Rajaram will lead software development for Square Register, a

Square Reinvents the Register with Square Stand

Square announced Square Stand, new hardware for brick and mortar businesses that turns an iPad into a complete point of sale. With local businesses increasingly tearing out their old point of sale systems to run Square Register, Square Stand gives merchants a remarkable new way to manage and grow their business, all for the price

Square Mobile POS Expands Internationally to Japan

Square has recently announced availability of its mobile POS offering in Japan. Square Register is a free app that serves as a free full point-of-sale system for businesses of all types and sizes from a mobile device. Over 4 million individuals and businesses can already accept credit cards with Square in North America, and Square