• Twilio launches a new SIM card and narrowband dev kit for IoT developers

    29 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Twilio is hosting its Signal developer conference in San Francisco this week. Yesterday was all about bots and taking payments over the phone ; today is all about IoT. The company is launching two new products today that will make it easier for IoT developers to connect their devices. The first is the Global Super SIM that offers global connectivity management through the networks of Twilio's partners. The second is Twilio Narrowband, which, in cooperation with T-Mobile, offers a full software and hardware kit for building low-bandwidth IoT solutions and the narrowband network to connect...
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  • Square introduces new payment terminal for small businesses

    29 days ago - By Reuters

    Square Inc, the company led by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, on Thursday launched a payment terminal for small business clients, expanding its suite of hardware products.
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  • Square unveils the Square Terminal, designed to replace old keypad credit card machines

    29 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Square is launching a new piece of hardware today - the Square Terminal .
    As explained to me by the company's Head of Hardware Jesse Dorogusker, the Terminal fills a gap the company's product lineup - unlike the basic card reader, it provides an all-in-one hardware experience , but more affordable than the Square Register.
    Dorogusker suggested that it's really designed to replace the “outdated” credit card terminals that you'll encounter in all kinds of stores (like the gray block that sits on the counter of my local bodega). He argued that these terminals often come with onerous contracts...
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  • Square takes on the clunky old-school payment terminal

    29 days ago - By Fast Company

    Jack Dorsey's payments pioneer aims to bring elegance to yet another aspect of the business that's not exactly known for it.
    With a few taps on the color touchscreen of Square's new mobile payment terminal, the bike salesperson selects a BMX helmet and chain. Then he hands the terminal over to his bearded customer, who checks the total cost of the transaction and taps his Apple Watch to complete the sale.
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  • Square, the $30 billion payments company, is finally launching the futuristic cash register it's dreamed of since day one

    Square, the $30 billion payments company, is finally launching the futuristic cash register it's dreamed of since day one

    29 days ago - By Business Insider

    Square launched a new product on Thursday: the Square Terminal, which is a portable, all-in-one card processing device.
    Square has long focused on helping businesses take credit card payments - most famously with its original smartphone dongle, but also with touchscreen-based cash registers.
    The company says that it makes it easy for businesses to put cash registers everywhere: A restaurant could put one in every booth; a salon could put one at every chair.
    An exec says that Square wanted to make something like this since day one, but focused on the dongles to spread the word first.
    Going...
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