If it seems like you're seeing more mobile payment options around town, you're not imagining things. Mobile devices from Square and Intuit are more prevalent than ever -- popping up in farmers markets, small salons, taco trucks, and all manner of independent businesses.
And it isn't just small businesses that are offering their customers the mobile-payment option. Square recently brought its service into 7,000 Starbucks stores. Square said in November it is now processing $10 billion in payments each year.
But the field is still relatively new and unsettled. Google Wallet, which relies on near-field communication … Read more