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Websites Can Discriminate Against You Even If You Don’t Use Them, California Supreme Court Rules

Nearly four years ago, a lone bankruptcy lawyer sued Square, the payment processor run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, challenging the app’s terms of use—despite never signing up. As of Monday, the case will proceed, thanks to an opinion issued by the Supreme Court of the US state of California that could have wide-reaching implications for online businesses. Read More >>

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Payments Processor Square is now Live in the UK

People with small businesses in the UK now have another way to process credit card payments alongside options from Paypal and iZettle, with celebrity Tweeter Jack Dorsey's Square now out of beta testing and live for UK purchase and use. Read More >>

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Small Businesses in the US Could be Getting Apple Pay, Thanks to Square

Since its Stateside launch last month, Apple's mobile payment system has been doing pretty well for itself. But the list of participating stores, while impressive, is dominated by big names in American retail. Thanks to plans to team up with Square, a credit-card processing service for small firms, that could all change and open the gates to sole traders and the like. Read More >>

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Looks Like Facebook Messenger is Prepping Friend-to-Friend Payments

Facebook Messenger has a friend-to-friend payment feature in the works, and it seems to have already been set up in the app. It's just not turned on for the general public. Read More >>

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Report: Apple Tried to Buy Mobile Payment Company Square

Tuesday saw Apple announce the Apple Pay mobile payment system, the brand new way for iPhone users to buy physical goods with nothing more than their phones. But, if reports are to be believed, Apple Pay might have turned out rather differently because the company was apparently trying to buy mobile payment company Square. Read More >>

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Report: Amazon’s Taking Square Head-On

9to5Mac has obtained some convincing evidence that Amazon's working on its own credit card swipers, aiming its sights at US- and Canada-based company Square for payments-on-the-go. Because if you're not going to buy from Amazon, at the very least they can handle the money. Read More >>

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Sweden’s Homeless Now Accepting Mobile Payments for Local Big Issue Sales

Some homeless folk in Stockholm selling the city's equivalent of the Big Issue are now wired up to accept mobile payments, thanks to a deal to provide them with smartphones and card reader dongles to take money from cashless modern commuters. Read More >>

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iZettle Launches £20 Mobile Credit Card Reader in the UK

If you run a little business and would like to start taking payments by card, iZettle is by far the cheapest, easiest and newest way to do so. For £20 you get a card reader that attaches to an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile, then away you go. It'll be just like working in Tesco. Read More >>

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PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald’s Restaurants

Just as it was announced last week that Square will become the mobile payment platform for Starbucks going forward, PayPal now has revealed it too has designs on the fastfood/payment game—its conquest: McDonalds. Read More >>

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The Cash Register of the Future Wraps the iPad in Beautiful Bamboo

You can add the cash register to the list of endangered technologies that tablets and smartphones are killing off. But the iPad and Square-powered Cashbox promises to give them one last hurrah before they completely fade away. Read More >>

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PayPal Here Is the Mobile Payment Square-Alternative That We’re Actually Going to Get In the UK

We’ve heard a lot about the Square mobile payment app that lets you take credit card payments on your phone in the US. It always sounded great but never materialised over this side of the pond. Now we’re getting one of our own made by PayPal – PayPal Here. Read More >>

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Is Digital Money the New Way to Buy Drugs?

I'm not gonna name names, but someone just mentioned paying for weed with a Square account. It'd be equally easy to use Paypal, Venmo, Bitcoin (RIP) or any of the myriad mobile payment systems that allow you to send money from your phone. Read More >>