Posts tagged with Card Readers

NCR targets small businesses with Square-like offering

With upstarts like Square trying to disrupt the payments space, often using technologies that interoperate with consumer devices like the iPad, it's no surprise that larger entrenched players are fighting back with similar offerings.

Point-of-sale giant VeriFone, for instance, is positioning itself to be the Switzerland of payment solutions, and PayPal is making a big offline push with physical retailers and card readers for smaller businesses.

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Square brings encryption to its card reader

Square, the mobile payment upstart that's combined a credit card-reading dongle with the iPhone and iPad to take on established point-of-sale (POS) payment solutions providers, has been making frequent appearances in the news of late.

From attracting users like the Obama campaign and taxi drivers in New York City to overhauling its mobile app in an effort to drive consumers to local businesses, it appears that Square's $4bn-plus in annual payments processed could be just the tip of the iceberg.

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