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Lead Story

Security and the changing face of the POS


Industry Update

PayPal introduces dongle for smart phone payments

Good works make for good TV

Square deals

Retailers looking for larger role in POS mobile

TradeHill takes Dwolla to court


Court affirms viability of merchant's direct claim against Visa

Eugene Rome and Liz Wang
Rome & Associates A.P.C.

Research Rundown

Mobile Payments Conference raises EMV questions

Meet The Expert: Justin Milmeister

Payments industry 2012 salary guide

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

APPPA to tackle calling card complexities

Big challenge to comply with AML's 'Big Seven'


Micropayments are no small matter

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

New developments in payments (and winemaking)

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.


Street SmartsSM:
A year of learning, writing, sharing

Bill Pirtle
C3ET Credit Card Consortia for Education & Training Inc.

Mining the digital gold rush

Dale S. Laszig
Castles Technology Co. Ltd.

Enhance your security protocols

Nicholas Cucci
Network Merchants Inc.

Pricing surprises: Don't let processors eat your lunch

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Company Profile

2000Charge Inc.

New Products

An EMV/NFC ready POS terminal

Xion 2.5
First American Payment Systems L.P.

Mobilizing agents

CB Mobile Office
Merchant Warehouse


Big results from small talk


2012 events Calendar



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 26, 2012  •  Issue 12:03:02

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Square deals

Square Inc., the company providing free credit card readers for mobile phones, is making inroads into the worlds of brick-and-mortar and transportation payments.

For retailers of all sizes, Square updated its free Square Register application, which turns an Apple Inc. iPad into a cash register. Square stated that, when used with its card reader and an iPad, the updated application allows retailers to immediately begin operating virtual registers that accept payment with cards, cash or by just entering a name.

According to a Square video on the company's Facebook page, Square Register can now do far more than accept payments. It can also track sales; customize inventory; provide detailed analytics; create loyalty programs; allow merchants to create and publish their profiles to the Square Directory; track and reward customers; allow merchants to print, text or email custom receipts; and allow merchants to log in from any location to see transaction details.

Square on the move

On the transportation front, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission approved a pilot program that enables Square to test its card readers in New York cabs. The commission said it approved the Square test, which will use the iPad "in lieu of the current passenger information monitor ... and [the] current driver information monitor to interface with the meter and evaluate cost savings, if any."

The commission added that the Mobile Technology System will have "a passenger information monitor, hard mounted in the passenger area of the vehicle, and a taxicab driver information monitor, which will interface with the meter and aid the taxicab driver in performing his duties while the systems are recording trip data.

"The Square's proposed Mobile Technology System will also be capable of recording and storing trip sheet data, processing credit card payments, and enabling communication between the [taxi and limousine commission] and taxicab driver and between the medallion owner and taxicab driver."

In addition, Square's proposed Mobile Technology System will offer "new and different technological interactions and improved experiences for taxicab drivers and passengers, the possibility of lower credit cards rates and a faster driver payment turn around," the commission noted.

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