Square's New Reader Works With the Smart Credit Cards of the Future

Magnetic strips are an outdated credit card tech. In the future, we'll hopefully all be on chip-based smart credit cards that help prevent fraud. To that end, Square's got plans to push out a new version of its mobile credit card reader that can read the EMV smart cards that will be adopted by banks like Chase and… » 7/30/14 9:24am Today 9:24am

Square Card-Swiping iPhone Case Puts a Cash Register in Your Pocket

Square, the pay-by-smartphone credit card swiper, just announced Works With Square, a program encouraging partners to build accessories to go with the payment ecosystem. First to launch is Griffin's Merchant Case + Square Reader, an iPhone case that incorporates the Square reader in both swiping and storage positions. » 1/05/14 12:27pm 1/05/14 12:27pm

Panhandlers Would Be Far More Successful If They Accepted Square…

The problem with being a panhandler in this day and age—besides, you know, possibly being homeless—is that people don't carry coins or cash as much as they used to. It's easier to shrug off someone asking for change when you don't actually have any to give, so maybe it's time for panhandlers to start accepting… » 3/27/13 3:04pm 3/27/13 3:04pm

Wanna Pay for Things Using Square's Smartphone App? Here's Every…

Square Wallet—formerly Pay With Square; formerly Square Card Case; formerly something else probably—is a platform agnostic alternative to Google Wallet, Apple Passbook and, soon, Microsoft Wallet. It allows you to pay for goods using only your phone. But knowing which businesses actually support this… » 10/03/12 10:51am 10/03/12 10:51am