Mobile Wars: VeriFone Caught Copying Square’s User Agreement

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Square is by now used to watching a parade of established payment companies try to duplicate its mobile payment system, including most recently VeriFone, which rolled out its SAIL platform earlier this month. While VeriFone’s actual credit-card swipe reader doesn’t look like Square’s dongle, however, it’s pretty clear Verifone used Square as a blueprint for its own service, going so far as to lift much of the language in its legal user agreement directly from Square’s merchant user agreement.

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