Mom-and-pop shops can accept next-gen credit cards early next year -- and avoid the cost of credit card fraud.
The online retailer introduces a card reader that could help it learn more about consumer shopping habits in stores.
Staples is poised to start selling a $10 "Amazon Card Reader," according to documents obtained by 9to5Mac.
It's not cheap and it's not perfect, but the Cellink I Mobile Charger and Card Reader is a useful and user-friendly tool for smartphones.
Pricing not available
Square recently released an improved, redesigned card reader. Current Square users will need to request a new one.
The new device is 45 percent thinner than the current model, and does away with wires and an internal battery. It should work much better, the company said.
Buyers of the device will also receive a $10 Square account rebate.
Mobile payments startup's credit card reader will now be available for purchase at 1,000 AT&T stores in the U.S.
The company makes its Square Card Reader available for purchase in 10,000 more stores in hopes of adding to the 1 million merchants who have already bought the reader and are using the service.
Known for its cute flash drives, Mimoco is branching out and making media card readers adorable, too.