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Square launches mobile gift cards

10 DEC 2012

Square has updated its wallet app so that consumers can order gift cards using their mobile handsets, although the cards are only available for those businesses which process payments using Square’s card reader.

The new service is an alternative to consumers going into a store and purchasing the physical gift card they want. The addition to the wallet app, which is available for both Apple and Android devices, is also an attempt to match a similar service from PayPal. With Square, gift cards can range in value from US$10 to US$1,000.

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Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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