Square For Android: Credit Card Payment Anywhere

CNet: Square For Android – Credit Card Payment Anywhere

The Square hardware is a small cube that sticks out of the top of an Android smartphone, with a slot for swiping credit cards. The software processes and tracks payments.

“A white plastic “cube”* that is slightly bigger than a thumb tip protrudes from the top of an Android phone. A thin slit runs through it; peek inside and you can make out the interior metal nub capable of reading any credit card that swoops through it.
This is Square, an accessory to the recently released Android version of an iPhone app (hands-on) that’s aiming to revolutionize personal mobile payments the way that

PayPal first simplified payments online. We demoed the Android version of Square at the Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday in San Francisco. We walked away with an activation code and that lightweight peripheral burning a quadrangle in our pocket, giving us a sudden desire to sell T-shirts from our car.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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