The electronics titans square off in a tangled tale of mobile technology, centered on Apple's iPhone
The payment processing company looks to expand its capabilities by buying a startup that focuses on letting users collect payments from friends.
The company said today that it will charge Square customers 3.25 percent per swipe. The Square Register app is also available in the country.
The company is offering the deal through the end of the year to businesses that dump their current register solution in favor of PayPal Here.
Square Wallet, which is available for both iOS and Android devices, allows customers to make purchases at the coffeehouses, as well to help them discover nearby businesses and review purchase history.
The service, which lets almost anyone accept credit cards, is now available to Canadians, in English and in French.
The Groupon Payments service was previously only available to Groupon merchants in the San Francisco Bay Area. The expansion is key if its to keep up with market leader Square.
The mobile payments startup will handle the coffeehouse chain's credit and debit purchases, while getting a $25 million investment in return.
A People's Bank of China report states that $623 billion worth of transactions were made from mobile phones in the first quarter.
The tech giant is reportedly looking to hire some senior executives to head its rumored electronic payments business.
Google Payments chief Ariel Bardin tells attendees at a payment conference that Google's efforts in mobile payments go beyond its initial Google Wallet implementation. And he said Google is in the mobile payments market for the long-haul.