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Square Clones Duke It Out Over Mexico

Square Clones Duke It Out Over Mexico

by November 18, 2013 at 10:59 am 0 comments

It seems the competition to be Mexico’s Square clone is heating up, with the makers of two Square-like products at each other’s throats — at least online. The Mexican mobile payments product Clip was recently featured on TechCrunch in a story referring to it as “Mexico’s Square Clone.” The storyRead More

CardFlight Appears to Be a Dongle with a Difference

CardFlight Appears to Be a Dongle with a Difference

by October 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

There is a profusion of dongles on the market to allow merchants or individuals to accept credit card payments with little differentiation from Square, but startup CardFlight’s offering seems to give more value to merchants and could be more appealing at an enterprise level than Square’s product. CardFlight allows customersRead More

A New Dongle for Chip-and-PIN Cards May Ease EMV Adoption Pains in US

A New Dongle for Chip-and-PIN Cards May Ease EMV Adoption Pains in US

by September 26, 2013 at 9:15 am 5 comments

Finally there’s a dongle for the chip and PIN set. Actually, it’s a bit big to be called a dongle. (Trust us, we know our dongles.) Milan, Italy-based JUSP has launched a device that plugs into a smartphone’s audio jack and can perform transactions with EMV-compliant or “chip and PIN”Read More

Plug and Pay: A Gallery of 26 Mobile Card Readers

Plug and Pay: A Gallery of 26 Mobile Card Readers

by August 20, 2013 at 10:52 am 4 comments

Dongles, dongles everywhere. Since the launch of Square’s lozenge-shaped credit card reader in 2010, dongles to process credit card transactions have proliferated with ecstatic abandon. Many are free. Many are odd-looking. Most are black. We’ve corralled a wide sampling of them here for your viewing pleasure. Have we missed aRead More