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The conversation around this category must begin with Square, as it was the first to create a simple solution with its card reader and easy-to-maneuver interface.

There... is no cost for setup – Square will even send you the card reader for free, which plugs directly into your device’s earphone slot. For most usage patterns the free option should work fine –...

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The $299 Square Stand has a built-in credit card reader and works with either the iPad 2 or iPad 3.

Square’s card swipers for iPad are already a hit with small business and the company... recently inked a huge deal to provide payment systems to Starbucks. Now the Square Stand builds the iPad out to a fuller point of sale system.

To that end, Square is also offering several addi...

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A number of technology blogs are reporting that the Intel-powered tablet can now be found at various retail stores, with Engadget suggesting that the device is already on show at select Staples and... Best Buy stores across the U.S. and Canada.

CNET claims to have seen the tablet in action at Microsoft’s retail store in Century City, Los Angeles, and says that the tablet is now listed...

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ZDNet writer Mary Jo Foley reports that Microsoft will hold a “private evening reception for select guests” in the lead-up to the formal launch, which will take place just before midnight... at the Best Buy store in Union Square, New York City.

In something of a surprise, members of the press won’t be invited to the launch party, which will be overseen by Surface general manag...

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The new ‘Breadcrumb’ service is a result of Groupon having acquired a company of the same name back in May, and comprises an iPad, a stand, an app, a cash drawer, a credit card swipe, and... a printer, all which work with the Groupon Payments app.

All of this will allow restaurateurs and bar owners to take and manage orders, book tables and process payments, as well as view rep...

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“The era of standalone machines is over,” said Rabois, when speaking to AllThingsD. “Everyone will be migrating to iPads and comparable devices, which will be powered by an app —... that is, hopefully, Square.”

When pushed on a timeline for this, Rabois said that this move would happen over the next 18 months.

Mobile payments firm Square allows individuals and bus...

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With the Square payer application, Starbucks customers will be able to pay for goods starting later this fall at approximately 7,000 stores throughout the U.S.

Starbucks customers will also be... able to use the Square Directory to find local Square businesses — from specialty retailers to crafts businesses — from within a variety of Starbucks digital platforms, including the Starbu...

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Today, Square announced that its newest product will allow retail merchants of all shapes and sizes to use their iPad as a full-fledged cash register. 

The solution is called Square Register,... and beyond the usual credit card and debit card payment and processing, this app offers a number of new features, including: 

The ability to connect an iPad to a supported receipt printer and...
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Gone are the days of sporadic, casual wireless use when a few hundred users in a lecture hall or conference room had a few dozen laptops between them.

Today, everyone there could easily have... two, three, or even four devices each. Together, that's potentially thousands of smartphones, tablets and netbooks — all in constant need of essential information, and all expecting a...

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In recent years taxicabs in New York have added TVs in the back seat for passengers to enjoy, but a report in the New York Times says the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a... proposal from San Francisco-based Square to replace the TVs with tablets. 

The proposal would start with a pilot project that would replace 50 Taxi TVs with an embedded tablet...