lunes, 23 de marzo de 2015

Square's 'cashtags' turn a custom web link into a tip jar




We hope you didn't just get some business cards printed, because you're going to want a new set. Square already simplified card payments with its phone-based swipe widget. Now, it's introducing another way to fill your (digital) wallet: "$Cashtags." Choose your own tag ($dollabillz for example) and then anyone who wants to throw some money your way can just go to http://ift.tt/1G51rmr and securely wire you the green. The ease of being able to quickly claim a tag and then share it makes this an obvious boost for things like generating cash in emergencies (say, after a natural disaster), but it'll also help out those just looking for a memorable link to receive cash for general goods and services. Of course, this isn't to be confused with the (to be fair, definitely confusing) stock tags that Twitter introduced a while back (basically hashtags with a dollar sign for stock info). Want to claim your perfect $Cashtag? You'll need the square app, which is bad news for those not in the US. Still, fingers crossed that by the time it is, all the good ones won't be taken.









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