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Sweden's Homeless Now Accepting Mobile Payments for Local Big Issue Sales

Some homeless folk in Stockholm selling the city's equivalent of the Big Issue are now wired up to accept mobile payments, thanks to a deal to provide them with smartphones and card reader dongles to take money from cashless modern commuters. Read More >>

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iZettle Launches £20 Mobile Credit Card Reader in the UK

If you run a little business and would like to start taking payments by card, iZettle is by far the cheapest, easiest and newest way to do so. For £20 you get a card reader that attaches to an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile, then away you go. It'll be just like working in Tesco. Read More >>

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PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald's Restaurants

Just as it was announced last week that Square will become the mobile payment platform for Starbucks going forward, PayPal now has revealed it too has designs on the fastfood/payment game—its conquest: McDonalds. Read More >>

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The Cash Register of the Future Wraps the iPad in Beautiful Bamboo

You can add the cash register to the list of endangered technologies that tablets and smartphones are killing off. But the iPad and Square-powered Cashbox promises to give them one last hurrah before they completely fade away. Read More >>

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PayPal Here Is the Mobile Payment Square-Alternative That We're Actually Going to Get In the UK

We’ve heard a lot about the Square mobile payment app that lets you take credit card payments on your phone in the US. It always sounded great but never materialised over this side of the pond. Now we’re getting one of our own made by PayPal – PayPal Here. Read More >>

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Is Digital Money the New Way to Buy Drugs?

I'm not gonna name names, but someone just mentioned paying for weed with a Square account. It'd be equally easy to use Paypal, Venmo, Bitcoin (RIP) or any of the myriad mobile payment systems that allow you to send money from your phone. Read More >>

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