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Square Card Readers Now Sold In More Than 250 Retail Stores In Canada, Including Apple And Best Buy ~ @TechCrunch

Square Card Readers Now Sold In More Than 250 Retail Stores In Canada, Including Apple And Best Buy ~ @TechCrunch | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

After launching its mobile payments service in Canada a few weeks ago, Square is expanding its presence in the country with new retail partnerships.

The company’s mobile card reader is now available in more than 250 retail stores in Canada, including Apple, Best Buy, and Futureshop locations. The Square Card Reader suggested retail is $9.95 with a $10 rebate issued by Square.

In June, Square announced that it had doubled its presence in U.S. retail stores since the beginning of the year by landing in about 20,000 outlets nationwide. Square’s readers are sold at AT&T,Walgreens, Staples, FedEx Office, Apple, Wal-mart, Best Buy, RadioShack, and Target.

A spokesperson for Square issued this statement on the news: Neighborhood retail locations are an important resource for small business owners to discover new opportunities and technologies that can help them grow. We’re hoping to bring the same retail success to Canada that we’ve seen in the U.S.

Square just hit $10 billion in annualized payments and is used by more than 2 million businesses. It should be interesting to see how businesses in Canada contribute to Square’s usage in the coming months.

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Latest Visual Content Trends: What's Going to Be Hot in 2015

Latest Visual Content Trends: What's Going to Be Hot in 2015 | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Whether you're a seasoned or amateur designer, no marketer should be in the dark about the latest design trends. So what's in store for 2015 in the creative world? Using their impressive collection of video clips, music tracks, and over 47 million images, Shutterstock created an infographic that predicts this year's up-and-coming design trends.

 

Check it out below to learn what trends are on the up-and-up around the world....


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Discover the top global trends in both visual content design and pop culture.

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Adults who Remained Uninsured at the End of 2014

Adults who Remained Uninsured at the End of 2014 | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
This report, based on the 2014 Kaiser Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA, profiles the adult population that remained uninsured as of Fall 2014. It describes the characteristics of this population, examines why they lack insurance coverage and reasons for not enrolling in ACA coverage, and provides information on the coverage options available to the remaining uninsured and their plans for obtaining coverage in 2015.
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Jobless claims drop to 14-year low

Jobless claims drop to 14-year low | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment-insurance benefits fell to the lowest level since April 2000 in the latest week, the Labor Department said Thursday
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After Alibaba Spinoff, Yahoo May Become a Takeover Target

After Alibaba Spinoff, Yahoo May Become a Takeover Target | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
By spinning off the stake into a separate company, Yahoo will be judged by its core Internet businesses.
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10 stocks to consider if you’re worried about the market

10 stocks to consider if you’re worried about the market | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run, writes Phil van Doorn.
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Do You Know These Shocking Super Bowl Consumption Statistics?

Do You Know These Shocking Super Bowl Consumption Statistics? | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
One billion chicken wings, which means 500 million chickens will be killed for us to enjoy the game. Pounds of potato chips consumed; 28 million. Pounds of avocados consumed; 53.5 million. Number of football fields worth of farmland to grow all that ...
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White House: Here’s A Map To Show You How Amnesty Will Help Your State!

White House: Here’s A Map To Show You How Amnesty Will Help Your State! | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The White House is embarking on a public relations pitch to raise awareness about President Obama's executive amnesty, which the administration claims will provide a boost to the economy and have no n...
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The Surprising Role That Social Media Can Play in Healthcare

The Surprising Role That Social Media Can Play in Healthcare | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

For the vast majority of us — more than 80 percent of folks in the United States — social media is an integral part of our daily routine.

Dominated by giants like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit, social media has grown to become a massive, sophisticated driving force in our culture.

They are driven by a complex web of social, political and financial factors and as a result, its is impossible to develop linear, one-size-fits-all solutions.

Social media opens new doors.

To get around this, organizations are bypassing social media’s big box stores, taking the concepts and technology that drive traditional social media to build new platforms that connects their audiences in new ways.

Several health organizations have already launched tailored social platforms that target very specific audiences and are designed to identify and share context-specific solutions.

NCDs are slowly evolving to be the next big public health catastrophe.

The platform also provides health organizations with access to specific patients, giving these organizations insight into how to best serve their patient communities.

Our solutions cannot be one-size-fits-all, so the way we create those solutions must be equally diverse and tailored.

 


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New Anti-ACA bills introduced

New Anti-ACA bills introduced | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Summaries courtesy of Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD @MSingletonMDJD On January 22, 2015, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) with 31 cosponsors introduced and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee H.R.
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The incredibly simple story of how the gov’t Googled Ross Ulbricht

The incredibly simple story of how the gov’t Googled Ross Ulbricht | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Meet the IRS special agent who read Ulbricht's Gmail.
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Pakistan plunges into darkness as attack leaves 140mn without power

Pakistan plunges into darkness as attack leaves 140mn without power | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Over 140 million Pakistanis were left without power after militants attacked the national grid with blasts specifically targeting power pylons. Some are still waiting for power to return.
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Millions Of GMO Insects Could Be Released In Florida Keys

Millions Of GMO Insects Could Be Released In Florida Keys | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.
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NOBULL TRAINER: AVAILABLE 1.24.15

NOBULL TRAINER: AVAILABLE 1.24.15 | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
NOBULL TRAINER: AVAILABLE 1.24.15 January 14, 2014 | ALL It's time for a change. This Saturday (January 24, 2015 at
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Looks like great product and there's a great story behind the NOBULL project.  ...more to come...

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The FCC has changed the definition of broadband

As part of its 2015 Broadband Progress Report, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to change the definition of broadband by raising the minimum download speeds needed from 4Mbps to...
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Cost keeps uninsured from enrolling in Obamacare, even if they qualified for aid

Cost keeps uninsured from enrolling in Obamacare, even if they qualified for aid | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of uninsured Americans who likely qualified for financial help on Obamacare exchanges couldn't afford cost of policies or were told they weren't eligible.
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Target’s Canadian Disaster: What Will it Mean for Future Retail Expansion? | Retail content from National Real Estate Investor

Target’s Canadian Disaster: What Will it Mean for Future Retail Expansion? | Retail content from National Real Estate Investor | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Coming relatively soon after Tesco’s rather disastrous foray into U.S. retailing with Fresh & Easy, the obvious question is why did this happen and what impact will it have on future global expansion plans for retailers.
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McDonald's CEO shakeup lifts stock

McDonald's CEO shakeup lifts stock | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
After months of declining sales, McDonald's has named a new CEO. Don Thompson, the current CEO and 25-year McDonald's veteran, will retire effective March 1. He will be replaced by Steve Easterbrook.
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Individual Shared Responsibility Payment - Obamacare Facts

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment - Obamacare Facts | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

You’ll report your coverage based on the honor system, unless you are issued a 1095 form showing what months you had coverage.

If you owe a payment and don’t make the payment, the only way for the IRS to collect the fee is for them to withhold the money from your Federal Income Tax Refund. The IRS cannot enforce the Individual Shared Responsibility provision with jail time, liens, or any other typical methods of collection.

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10 Free Business Card Mockup PSDs

10 Free Business Card Mockup PSDs | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Ever need a simple template to rework your business card idea? Look no further than this set of 10 free business card mockup templates made for digital and print design! The cards are split into separate PSD files which have a front and back design. All of the fonts are open source and free to download with font links included for each card. And they’re super easy to update using any version of Adobe Photoshop.

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4 Vehicles That Have Crashed at the White House and Are Still Legal

4 Vehicles That Have Crashed at the White House and Are Still Legal | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Dear reckless pilots: Please stop doing your best to get drones banned.
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What This City Did With An Abandoned Walmart Is Absolutely Brilliant. You'll Love It

What This City Did With An Abandoned Walmart Is Absolutely Brilliant. You'll Love It | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
It's true what they say: everything is bigger in Texas.
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Who’s knocking? Why don't you ask your smartphone

Who’s knocking? Why don't you ask your smartphone | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things is taking more of an interest in your home security. Meet Peeple and other devices that aim to keep you protected.
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Financial Crimes Against the Elderly 2013 Legislation

Financial Crimes Against the Elderly 2013 Legislation | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Summarizes the 2013 legislation on Financial Crimes Against the Elderly and Vulnerable Adults.
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New painkiller found in coffee – stronger than morphine

New painkiller found in coffee – stronger than morphine | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Coffee contains a protein that has an effect similar to morphine, specialists at the University of Brasilia and Brazilian agriculture research company Embrapa have discovered. Moreover, the new substance’s effect lasts longer.
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