Internet technology and marketing

December 3, 2009

What’s Square?

Filed under: internet technology, social media, twitter — Tags: , , — webcubic @ 7:38 pm

There are a lot of things that are square, however we’re speaking about a particular square.

Square is the start-up founded by Jack Dorsey who is well-known as the founder of Twitter.  Square has developed a way for someone with a cellphone to become a merchant and accept credit card payments.

Square is a small platic device that attaches to a gadget via the headphone jack.  Buyers swipe credit cards through the device which transmits the payment to an applicatin running on a connected device.

The payment system is secured and all transaction data is safely encrypted.


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