• Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Starbucks Sells Square's Mobile Credit Card Reader for $10

    The coffee giant is now offering Square's credit card reader--a small white plastic gadget that plugs into the headphone jack of an iPhone, iPad or Android device--for $10 at 7,000 of its cafes. And if you're new to Square you can apply for a $10 rebate, which makes it essentially free. 

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    McDonald's Tests Mobile Payments With PayPal

    Not to be outdone by that Starbucks and Square partnership announced last week, McDonald's is reportedly testing out mobile payments with PayPal at some locations in France. Customers would order through a McDonald's app on their smartphones or tablets and the payment would be processed by PayPal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Starbucks Invests In Mobile Payment Startup

    Wired Magazine equated the $25 million investment the coffee giant recently made to a mobile startup called Square to when eBay decided to partner with a little startup called PayPal.The techies are gabbing about how big a deal this is for Square, vaulting them to "it" status with the words "game-ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Winner, Winner, Don't Eat Dinner: The Worst Restaurant in the Anaheim Resort

    ‚ÄčLast November, we celebrated the closure of the Baker's Square restaurant in Garden Grove's International West district, the very worst example of a chain that struggles to achieve mediocrity. It was, in retrospect, pretty bad--limp produce, low-quality meat, and service that met every criterion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Update on the Square Card Reader

    Remember a month ago when I excitedly told you all about the amazing new Square card reader? (Click here if you need your memory refreshed.) Turns out we're all going to have to wait a bit longer to receive our free card readers. (picture taken from the Square website) Did you sign up f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Hip to Get Square

    Three cheers to past Gettin' Made featured artist Stephanie Han Windham for posting a link to the new Square card reader on her Facebook page. This little gadget and the accompanying credit card processing app could very well revolutionize the way indie crafters operate at shows. (At the very l ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 16, 2009