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Square is a popular payment processing service that offers software and hardware solutions. Originally the company started with a small credit card reader that worked via headphone jack in 2009.

Square has built a highly successful business with easy to use software and hardware that appeals to a range of businesses from individual entrepreneurs up to larger businesses like retailers.

In 2015, Square launched its contactless and chip reader that brought Apple Pay support. While the company has updated its Square Stand offering for use with iPads over the years, it has also released a dedicated, integrated system called Square Register.

 

Square Stories October 30

Square announces fully integrated high-end ‘Square Register’ with Apple Pay reader

Square today has announced a brand new high-end all-in-one point of sale product called Square Register that integrates hardware, software, and payments.

Square Stories September 27

Square Checkout now works with Apple Pay on the web

Apple Pay on the web is coming to more places online starting today thanks to Square Checkout. Square is enabling support for Apple Pay on the web for all Square Checkout sellers, and support won’t require any update or code change.

Square Stories August 24

Square opens its first brick and mortar store for tech support and more

Popular payment processing company Square has tried a variety of approaches to attract new businesses to its service this year. Now, the company has opened a store focused on tech support in New York City.

Square Stories May 22

Square is hosting a free event featuring tech talks and a Q&A session in San Jose during WWDC week next month. Square engineers will be available to discuss using the payment processor’s technology on iOS and how to leverage Apple Pay, according to the announcement.

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Square Stories April 24

Square has reportedly hired most of the staff behind the anonymous chat app Yik Yak, according to Bloomberg sources. The move is said to be a less than $3 million deal for engineers and leaves out the anonymous chat app’s CEO Tyler Droll.

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Square Stories March 28

Square has now launched in the UK, allowing small businesses to accept payment by both cards and Apple Pay through its iPhone- and iPad-connected card readers. Even better, UK businesses will pay a lower transaction fee than Square charges in the USA.

A small white box combines a slot for chip-and-PIN cards and an NFC reader for contactless cards and Apple Pay …

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