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Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech

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Erply, the startup that makes iPad-oriented and cloud-based point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, has raised $2.15 million in new funding, co-founder CEO Kristian Hiiemaa tells TechCrunch. The round, which is Erply’s Series B, was led by Redpoint Ventures with the participation of Index Ventures and Dave...
Erply Raises $2.15 Million Series B Led By Redpoint For iPad-Oriented Retail Software Tech
Apple's App Store Reaches 50 Billion Downloads, Now on Pace for 20 Billion Apps Per Year
Shoptiques is taking boutiques, a traditionally offline industry, into the e-commerce world
BII REPORT: Why Mobile Commerce Is Set To Explode
Modernizing Bailment: Coatchex's POS system works on more than just coats

BII REPORT: Here's How Consumers Are Shopping With Their Phones

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Mobile devices are playing an increasingly large role in commerce. In a special report out from BI Intelligence, we analyze patterns around all types of mobile behavior, including how people use their phones to shop. Access The Full Report By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today>> So, how are consumers using their phones...
BII REPORT: Here's How Consumers Are Shopping With Their Phones

Jack Dorsey gives us a brief look back at Squirrel, the Square that never was

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Before Jack Dorsey’s payment company was called Square, it was called Squirrel. This has been known for some time, but some new details were shared today by founder Jack Dorsey via Twitter. According to Jack Dorsey, payment service Square was almost called ‘Squirrel’ and the card reader dongle was made...
Jack Dorsey gives us a brief look back at Squirrel, the Square that never was

Groupon debuts Breadcrumb iPad-based point-of-sale system

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Groupon has announced its first point-of-sale system for retail, Breadcrumb. The technology is iPad-only, but designed to be easily connected to hardware such as cash drawers and receipt printers. On top of handling transactions, the system also presents information on topics like sales figures, and food and labor costs.......
Groupon debuts Breadcrumb iPad-based point-of-sale system

Apple squared, (four)squared

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I was down in Soho last week, visiting (of course) the new Manhattan REI store. After the shopping spree, I pulled out my iPhone and found a dinner recommendation on Explore: five of my friends had eaten at La Esquina, several of them more than once. Bingo. I go and...
Apple squared, (four)squared
BII REPORT: Why Mobile Commerce Is Set To Explode
WePay has 25K customers, processed $800K for the Occupy Movement
Airtag releasing NFC mobile payments developer kit, wishes Apple would help simply the ecosystem

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App
Square's new 'Business in a Box' will help get your sale system running for $300
Why 96% Of Americans Are Nervous About Mobile Pay--And Why They Shouldn't Be

Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

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Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the acquisition have not yet been disclosed, Groupon has made a run of acquisitions over the last six months,...
Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

Jack Dorsey: "We are optimizing for growth"

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Square CEO Jack Dorsey spoke to Fortune exclusively about his company's new hardware, Stand, a $299 countertop point of sale system. FORTUNE -- On Tuesday, fast growing mobile payments startup Square introduced Stand, a hardware device that cradles an iPad, turning it into a countertop point of sale system. Square...
Jack Dorsey: "We are optimizing for growth"

Square Debuts "Business In A Box", A Turnkey Point Of Sale Experience For $299

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Despite a rocky start to the year with the sudden departure of COO Keith Rabois, Square is still making a huge push to sign on new businesses on the Square platform and deliver smart, easy service for the mobile payments platform. The latest development in that push is a new...
Square Debuts "Business In A Box", A Turnkey Point Of Sale Experience For $299

Groupon launches Breadcrumb, officially enters the point-of-sale system market

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A few months ago, Groupon quietly scooped up a New York-based startup by the name of Breadcrumb, which, back then, was presumably regarded as a sign of POS-related things to come from the deal-sharing company. Today, nearly five months after its snappy acquisition, Groupon's officially relaunching launching Breadcrumb, marking...
Groupon launches Breadcrumb, officially enters the point-of-sale system market
ShopKeep POS banks $10M for iPad register system

Mobile Shopping Still Awaits Security

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Analysis: Customers won't come until they're confident that waving their banking app at a point of sale terminal won't open their account to wireless thieves....
Mobile Shopping Still Awaits Security

Here Today, China Tomorrow: PayPal ‘Optimistic’ It Will Get A Domestic Payment License

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Hot on the heels of the launch of its new Here mobile payment dongle in the U.S., PayPal is joining the ranks of companies looking to get a piece of the action in what will, this year, become the world’s largest smartphone market: China. The company says it is “cautiously...
Here Today, China Tomorrow: PayPal ‘Optimistic’ It Will Get A Domestic Payment License
Funding Daily: Glitter hangovers and green smoothies

Square's First Overseas Stop: Japan

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Square Inc. is bringing its mobile payment service to Japan, its first market outside of North America, in an effort to break the country's overwhelming dependence on cash and help small businesses accept credit cards without expensive point of sale systems....
Square's First Overseas Stop: Japan
Square Vs. NCR: Disruptive Innovation In Action

Groupon Streamlines Its Food Operations: Mike DeLuca Now VP Of Savored As Well As Breadcrumb

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Groupon got put through the meat-grinder last week as founder and CEO Andrew Mason defended himself and managed to hold onto his role after another terrible earnings quarter. Now Groupon is getting down to the business of streamlining: Mike DeLuca, the VP of sales for Groupon’s restaurant reservation system Savored (just...
Groupon Streamlines Its Food Operations: Mike DeLuca Now VP Of Savored As Well As Breadcrumb

EMV flaw allows 'pre-play' attacks on chip-enabled payment cards

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Many automated teller machines (ATMs) and point-of-sale (POS) terminals fail to properly generate random numbers that are required by the EMV protocol to securely authenticate transaction requests, according to a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge in the U.K....
EMV flaw allows 'pre-play' attacks on chip-enabled payment cards

Here Are The Privacy Concerns With PayPal's Mobile Wallet

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PayPal is making a big push to get its mobile wallet in physical retail stores by sharing consumers' data, reports Reuters' Allistair Barr. To date, the company has partnered with Home Depot and Office Depot to test its point-of-sale (POS) service and plans to get 20 more major retailers...
Here Are The Privacy Concerns With PayPal's Mobile Wallet

Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts

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Visa has updated Visa Offers, a rewards scheme that helps retailers and merchants offer exclusive discounts to Visa cardholders at the point-of-sale, with instant discounts, real-time analytics and support for third-party offer programs today. The idea is to remove the need both for physical rewards cards and purpose-built smartphone apps by...
Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts

Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected

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It’s been two weeks since Square announced a landmark partnership with Starbucks,  but the red-hot mobile payments startup experienced difficulties this evening (US time) after its payment app and website suffered outages that affected some payments. Squareup.com was down for an hour but, more importantly, a number of users reported (via...
Square suffers hour-long outage, confirms website and "some payments" were affected
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