Square announced a deal to sell its Square Stand in Staples, according to Tech Crunch. Square Stand is a $299 piece of hardware that turns a merchant's iPad into a mobile POS with card-swiping capabilities. The agreement covers 1,000 Staples locations and follows other arrangments to sell the device at Best Buy and Apple stores.
Google Wallet is now available for Apple acolytes. The free app is optimized for the iPhone and iPad. Though the app won't support in-store payments (still no NFC in Apple products), it will allow users to send money to U.S.
With an open platform, Android-based devices show higher vulnerability.