Osama Bedier, the former head of Google Wallet, has started his own company to build the modern cash register. Instead of competing with Square, though, Poynt is targeting NCR and VeriFone.
Plastc is a new entrant to the universal credit card space, but unlike the others it supports chip and PIN transaction technologies from the get-go.
The idea of a payment card with a programmable magnetic strip sounded great when Coin debuted it last year. Unfortunately, those who pre-ordered won’t be getting their Coin this summer; the device launch is pushed back to Spring 2015.
Despite being known as Europe’s answer to Square, the payments service iZettle has only officially been available in Sweden since launching last year. Now that’s changing, with news of a rollout across Norway, Denmark and Finland, and the first step toward a British service too.