Saturday, July 14, 2012
mPowa Replaces Hand Photo Allegedly Swiped From Square With Photo Of A Totally Different Hand
It looks like a titanic legal struggle has been avoided. Mobile payments startup mPowa has responded to a cease-and-desist letter from Square by taking down a photo on its home page that Square said was swiped from its site. You can read more the dispute in yesterday's post, but basically, Square's lawyers said it was "clear and obvious" that mPowa had copied Square's image. mPowa CEO Don Wagner, on the other hand, told us that Square was just trying to "divert" the company's focus. At the time, he wouldn't say how mPowa would respond, but we heard that the company was probably just going to take the photo down.