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Is PayPal Here the death knell for Square?

PayPal has taken a page from the Square playbook with today’s launch of PayPal Here. This global solution allows small business owners to accept payments via credit card with a PayPal branded triangle shaped reader.

This solution is a long time coming. Square was first launched at LeWeb at the end of 2009  while PayPal were pushing their unsuccessful “bump” product. With more than ten years in the online payments space, PayPal will easily make up for lost time even though Square have had a two year head start on working with merchants in this space (and has recently been backed by Obama).

Net-A-Porter confirms details for Karl Lagerfeld range

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld opened the LeWeb conference in Paris this morning by confirming the details of his exclusive range with Net-A-Porter.

During the informal Q&A with LeWeb founder Loic Le Meur, Net-A-Porter’s executive chairman Natalie Massenet revealed that the new ‘Karl’ range would be available to buy from January 25 2012.

People can visit net-a-porter.com to sign-up and receive more information in the coming weeks. Massenet said that the cross-channel marketing campaign will involve social media, mobile, augmented reality and a dedicated app.