Square Is Coming To Australia According To Malcolm Turnbull

Federal politicians get downtime during the non-sitting period, and with it they’re encouraged to go on discovery tours overseas, exploring businesses and organisations related to their portfolio. Right now it seems Malcolm Turnbull is in San Francisco with Jack Dorsey, and has broken the news that the mobile payments start-up will expand to Australia soon.

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey's 60 Minutes Interview In Exactly 140 Characters

Last night’s 60 Minutes in the US featured Twitter founder Jack Dorsey timidly answering questions about his company Square, not having an office or desk, and tweeting. Riveting stuff.

Square's Business In A Box Is An One-Stop Startup Kit

Square’s quest for small business domination continues in the form of Business in a Box, a convenient, all-in-one package that intends to get small businesses up, running and using as many Square products as possible.

PayPal Here Australian Hands-On: Beating Square To The Punch Down Under

We’ve all been slowly waiting, wishing and hoping that Square, the mobile payment brainchild of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, would make it to Australia some day. If you can’t wait any longer, maybe try the PayPal alternative? It is free after all.

The Cash Register Of The Future Wraps The iPad In Beautiful Bamboo

You can add the cash register to the list of endangered technologies that tablets and smartphones are killing off. The iPad and Square-powered Cashbox promises to give them one last hurrah before they completely fade away.

What The Hell Happened To Google Wallet's Cash-Free Future?

Almost a year ago, Google held a press conference to announce Google Wallet, an ambitious, multi-faceted plan for a cash-free future in which mobile phones would replace hard currency.

Obama Is Using Square To Take Donations Now

President Obama wants to get re-elected! No surprise there. He also needs your money! Big whoop. He’s going to use Square to get those donations! Hey now, that’s pretty convenient. According to Politico, campaign personnel for Obama are being issued Square credit card readers

Is Digital Money The New Way To Buy Drugs?

I’m not gonna name names, but someone just mentioned paying for weed with a Square account. It’d be equally easy to use Paypal, Venmo, Bitcoin (RIP) or any of the myriad mobile payment systems that allow you to send money from your phone.

Will You Prefer iOS 5's Round Toggle Buttons?

One thing I like about iOS 5 is the rounded toggle button that appears within the settings. I cringe when I look at the square buttons of iOS 4. This seems crazy, but there’s a scientific reason for this preference.

Foursquare, LinkedIn Apps Are Storing Your Passwords Unencrypted

Storing passwords in plaintext is a bad idea. You’d think that the smarties at Netflix and Foursquare would know better. But the Wall Street Journal reports their Android versions – and other apps – do no such thing. Not good.