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YC-Backed Slidepay Tries To Be The “Android” Of Payments Against Square's Apple-Like Tack

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http://techcrunch.com – Back in February, I wrote about a startup called Cube that was trying to build a point-of-sale system for small and medium-sized businesses that would eventually give analytics about inventory. Cube has since pivoted, and now they’re going after a completely different market under a new name, Slidepay. They’re trying to offer a payments API for third-party developers that want the ability to accept credit card payments through a reader. For example, Joist, an app for contractors who might do repair work on homes, now has a way to accept payments through a Square-like reader without (IT news)