Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we’ve obtained. According to the documents, Staples stores will prepare next month to stock a new product called the “Amazon Card Reader” alongside existing card readers from Square, PayPal, and Staples’ own in-house brand. The small hardware, which will likely connect to smartphones to process payments, will cost $9.99, according to the Staples internal sales systems…
Paypal ▪ July 27, 2014
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Paypal ▪ June 5, 2014
When Apple unveiled the Touch ID API during its WWDC keynote earlier this week, users and developers alike immediately started considering possible uses. It seems PayPal was also quite interested in putting the fingerprint technology to work in its mobile app.
According to Business Insider, several PayPal developers attended a WWDC session on the new API and the company is actively considering its implementation. The idea here is likely to get a head-start on Apple, which is currently said to be working on its own mobile payment service in conjunction with several major payment processors.
Paypal ▪ April 9, 2014
In the last year, both Apple and Google have considered making acquisition offers for Square, according to industry sources familiar with the situation […]
[Dorsey] believes, sources said, that his company’s design aesthetic and values match up much more closely with Apple than Google …
Paypal ▪ January 30, 2014
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