"Square" entries

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.)

Bob Lee on Java references and the state of Java

Square CTO Bob Lee digs into Java's current position.

In this short interview from JavaOne, Square CTO Bob Lee discusses Java references and weighs in on the state of Java and the industry.

ePayments Week: Will NFC add value?

Square asks, who needs NFC? Fire's threat to iPad, and UK mobile broadband use.

Square’s COO questions the value proposition of NFC. Also, early reaction to Amazon’s Fire tablet, and interesting — and obvious — stats about mobile broadband use.

ePayments Week: Mobile payments target the point-of-sale

Google offers NFC stickers, Square branches out, banks improve transfers.

Google offers NFC stickers in the first phase of its Wallet program, while Square reaches beyond merchants with a customer-friendly app. Also, major US banks take a cue from PayPal and finally make it easy to send money.

ePayments Week: Square rounds up

Square secures more funding, PayPal's mobile strategy gets a nod, and thinking about the impact of more iPhones.

In this edition of ePayments Week: Square brings home the bacon; PayPal's mobile strategy gets a nod; and Verizon busts open the iOS market.