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Square Register for iOS expands payment recording, tracking

Square upgraded its Register point of sale application for Apple's iOS, enabling merchants to record and track all varieties of payments.

Spotlight: Apple stores to sell Square Stand that turns iPad into POS system

Apple and Square are partnering to sell docking stands that turn iPads into point-of-sale systems for retail stores beginning this week, 9 to 5 Mac is reporting.

Square expands into digital retail with online marketplace

Square is expanding its digital payments platform into the retail segment with the launch of Square Market, an online marketplace challenging sites like Amazon, eBay and Etsy.

Square co-founder O'Tierney exits, continuing string of exec departures

Square co-founder Tristan O'Tierney has left the fast-growing mobile payments startup, announcing his exit via Twitter.

Square kicks off overseas expansion with Japanese launch

Square is launching its mobile payment processing network in Japan, its first expansion outside of the North American market. Square took its first international steps in fall 2012, rolling out services in Canada.

Square's annual payment volume eclipses $15B, led by iPad transactions

Square is now processing more than $15 billion in payments on an annualized basis, up from $10 billion six months ago. The figure excludes transactions completed by coffeehouse chain Starbucks, which began allowing consumers to pay for purchases via the Square Wallet application for iOS and Android late last year.

MasterCard hopes to push analytics from free data to small businesses

It is good to see a Fortune 500 company such as MasterCard concerned with the competitive capabilities of small businesses and pushing for their ability to leverage big data analytics like it does.

Report: Square building local recommendation engine based on payment data

Square is building a recommendation engine that suggests nearby places to visit based on the consumer's mobile transaction history, The Verge reports.

PayPal Here expands to Europe ahead of mobile payment rival Square

PayPal is extending its PayPal Here mobile payment processing platform to Europe, beating rival Square in the race to establish a beachhead on the other side of the Atlantic.

Square launches iPad-based 'Business in a Box' point-of-sale system

Square is expanding its Register point-of-sale application for Apple's iPad tablet with the introduction of Business in a Box, offering brick-and-mortar retailers a complete point-of-sale system for accepting payments, tracking sales and sharing product and location information.