"Square" entries

Commerce Weekly: Square disrupts, PayPal shrugs

Square's frictionless payment doesn't worry PayPal, NFC gets hacked, and mobile payments head to the Olympics.

A look at Square’s new payment app and why PayPal isn’t concerned, an NFC security hack is demoed at Black Hat, and Visa takes mobile payments to the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O’Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Mobile payments and the consumer experience

Commerce Weekly: Mobile payments and the consumer experience

Mobile payments gets a UX analysis, e-gifting gets social, and Nook will get NFC.

A real-world account of mobile payments, two new apps point to social as the next big thing for mobile commerce, and NFC finds a new role in the Nook. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: The do's and don'ts of geo marketing

Commerce Weekly: The do's and don'ts of geo marketing

The evolution of geofences, Google Wallet's departures, and mobile carriers vs Facebook.

Placecast's CEO describes layers of context that make for rich, geo-targeted messages. Also, talent flees Google Wallet, and Facebook's IPO may make life harder for mobile carriers. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: The do’s and don’ts of geo marketing

Commerce Weekly: The do’s and don’ts of geo marketing

The evolution of geofences, Google Wallet's departures, and mobile carriers vs Facebook.

Placecast's CEO describes layers of context that make for rich, geo-targeted messages. Also, talent flees Google Wallet, and Facebook's IPO may make life harder for mobile carriers. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: An app to end tab walkouts

Commerce Weekly: An app to end tab walkouts

A new app lets you make an elegant exit, Square hails a cab and iWallet gets closer.

Tabbed Out pays the bill even if you leave the bar. Also, Square takes a ride in NYC taxis and an iWallet patent appears. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: The return of iPhone NFC rumors

Commerce Weekly: The return of iPhone NFC rumors

Can Apple mainstream NFC? Also, PayPal studies the POS and Square gets into politics.

When will Apple bring mobile commerce to the iOS masses? Also, PayPal studies consumer behavior at the cash register and Square collects for candidates. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Bring your mobile to Black Friday

Commerce Weekly: Bring your mobile to Black Friday

Retailers accept mobile's in-store presence, Android developers are keen on Kindle Fire, and Square rewards loyalty.

Brick-and-mortar retailers adopt the "if you can't beat 'em …" attitude toward mobile devices. Elsewhere, Android developers are intrigued by the Kindle Fire, and Square wants to put loyalty program punch cards out to pasture. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Chasing down abandoned shopping carts

Commerce Weekly: Chasing down abandoned shopping carts

Abandoned shopping carts, Intuit cuts AT&T subscribers a break, and PayPal dips its toe into NFC.

In the latest commerce news: Online retailers want to reunite customers with their abandoned shopping carts, Intuit aims at Square with a deal for AT&T subscribers, and PayPal takes a baby step toward NFC. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Square upgrades Card Case with geofences

Commerce Weekly: Square upgrades Card Case with geofences

Square's upgrade links location and real-time, and a new survey finds mobile users are shy about buying.

Square's Card Case adds geofencing capabilities to allow merchants to tap passers-by. Oracle's new survey finds users are becoming more comfortable about sharing location data, but they're still sheepish about transactions. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Commerce Weekly: Groupon’s long and winding road to an IPO

Commerce Weekly: Groupon’s long and winding road to an IPO

Groupon takes its show on the road, Square targets the mainstream, and contactless payment is coming to airplanes.

We take a look at Groupon's bumpy road to an IPO and its slow-but-promising Now product. Also, Square makes a deal with Walmart and WestJet will test tap-and-pay in the skies. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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