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A Square Filtering Water Bottle You Can Easily Clean From Both Ends

Four years ago the Clean Bottle arrived with a true innovation: a removable cap on either end that made it incredibly easy to properly clean. A few years later an upgraded version called the Square arrived that swapped curves for a rectangular design that wouldn’t roll away if dropped. And now its creators are introducing a third take, the larger Square 2.0, that introduces swappable inserts like a fast-flow water filter or a flavour infuser.


The Poynt Smart Terminal Is Like A Swiss Army Knife For Payments

The Poynt Smart Terminal is like a one-size-fits-all payments system. It has an NFC antenna, a magnetic swipe reader, a Bluetooth antenna, a QR code reader, a printer for receipts, and even an Android tablet to boot. So not matter how the future of payments pans out, you’ll be able to get your dang cup of coffee.


Now Etsy Has A Card Reader Too

Etsy just released a card reader. It works just like all of the other card readers out there, except it’s orange and only works with Etsy purchases. It is also sort of a brilliant thing for Etsy to do.


Square Now Knows When You're Nearing A Cafe, Will Have Your Order Ready

When Square permanently folded its Wallet app earlier this year, it quickly introduced Square Order as a way to pay ahead for nibbles and sips at cafes. Today, it’s introducing two new features to further streamline your cafe experience.


Looks Like Facebook Messenger Is Prepping Friend-to-Friend Payments

Facebook Messenger has a friend-to-friend payment feature in the works, and it’s already set up in the app. It’s just not turned on for the general public.


Square's New Reader Works With The Smart Credit Cards Of The Future

Magnetic strips are an outdated credit card tech. In the future, we’ll hopefully all be on chip-based smart credit cards that help prevent fraud. To that end, Square has plans to push out a new version of its mobile credit card reader that can read the EMV smart cards that will be adopted by some of the biggest banks.


The Commonwealth Bank Is Launching A Square Competitor

Square hasn’t even launched in Australia yet, and already the Commonwealth Bank is running scared. The bank has plans this week to launch a small, portable mobile payments device to gobble up the small business payments market before competitors Square, PayPal, MYOB or local rival Westpac have the chance. Meet Emmy.


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.


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