All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Starbucks’

Oprah Winfrey Partners With Starbucks For Teavana Oprah Chai Tea

Oprah Winfrey has yet another business venture! This time, the famed media proprietor and former talk show host has partnered with Starbucks to create a new product – Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. On Wednesday, Mar. 19, Winfrey and Howard Schultz, chairman, president and CEO of the Seattle, WA-based coffeehouse chain issued an official press release announcing the “first-of-its-kind collaboration.” The press release states …

Read More

Dumb Starbucks: Entrepreneuring Spoof

“I’d like a dumb venti mocha latte. And throw in one of those ‘Dumb Jazz Standards’ CDs. And some dumb mints, for my dumb coffee breath. ” So go the orders at a new coffee shop in Los Feliz, Calif.: Dumb Starbucks. The store opened Friday to great excitement, including a dumb line that took customers over an hour get …

Read More

Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing

With a Starbucks on every city street corner, Americans are well-aware of the fact that they like their coffee. With phrases like, “No coffee, no workey” and “I’m a zombie without my coffee” a part of the common vernacular, most Americans consume this socially accepted drug on a daily basis, be it through coffee, soda, or energy drinks. But a …

Read More

Woman Ate Only Starbucks for All of 2013

Her name is Beautiful Existence. That is her real name. And for the entirety of 2013, she ate nothing that did not come from Starbucks. Yahoo News reports that she lost weight, and that she feels great. In what appears to be a Bizarro-World version of Supersize Me, the Seattle woman resolved at this time last year to spend her …

Read More

Starbucks Gets the F-Word from Local Brewery

Starbucks owns the word “Frappuccino”. Like any big corporation, Starbucks has attorneys that defend against any infringement or unauthorized use of their property. For example, you could not open up a coffee shop – or any other kind of business, in fact – and call it “Starr Bux”. Try it and you’ll get a terse letter from Starbucks’ lawyers. That’s …

Read More

Rare Christmas Card Sells for $6,800

An 1843 Christmas card reading “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You” sold for roughly $6,800 on Saturday at auction. An anonymous bidder paid £4,200 for the greeting card, equal to $6,846, at British auction house Henry Aldridge & Son. The black-and-white stationary is of a set of the world’s first Christmas cards, and depicts a Victorian-era …

Read More

Charbucks Wins Battle Against Starbucks, Again

After a tedious 12-year trial, coffee empire Starbucks lost its case against a small, family-owned New Hampshire-based coffee roaster. The issue? The use of the name “Charbucks.” Black Bear Micro Roastery sells coffee labeled “Mr. Charbucks,” “Charbucks Blend,” and “Mister Charbucks,” which doesn’t go over too well with the Seattle coffee giant. However, according to Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier, who …

Read More

Starbucks Kraft Lawsuit Settles: Coffee Chain to Pay $2.76 Billion

After a grueling three-year legal entanglement, the Starbucks-Kraft lawsuit has finally come to an end. Earlier today, an arbitrator determined that Starbucks will pay a total of approximately $2.76 billion as a monetary settlement to diffuse their legal dispute with Kraft. On Tuesday, the Starbucks Corporation and Mondelez International both released statements explaining how the staggering cost were determined. Both …

Read More

Starbucks Lets You Gift Coffee with a Tweet

There’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee to turn someone’s day around. Now, you can bestow the gift of coffee with a single tweet. Starbucks has just announced Tweet-a-Coffee, a partnership with Twitter that will allow anyone to tweet a free cup of coffee to any other Twitter user. We're excited to announce @Tweetacoffee, a new way to share …

Read More

Starbucks Asks Patrons to Leave Guns at Home

Starbucks, whose website is presently down, has entered the American gun debate by asking customers to leave their firearms at home. As more a gesture than anything, Starbucks employees won’t say anything to customers who don’t abide by the gun request, and no signs will be posted concerning the new stance. “We are going to serve them (gun-toting customers) as …

Read More

Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date

August 29 is the day you may want to pack a lunch.  Fast food workers are joining the social media stampede calling for a nationwide strike on August 29, four days before Labor Day.  Demands are for an hourly wage of $15 and, “the right to form a union without retaliation,” posts organizer Low Pay Is Not Ok.  The group …

Read More

Starbucks Partners With Google For Faster Wi-Fi

Starbucks recently made a deal with Google to offer their customers Wi-Fi connections that are considerably faster then they are today. Starbucks has been a long-time hang out spot and trendy temporary workspace for many around the world. However, those that choose this workspace option have been faced with limited connectivity speeds. From my personal experience in many of the …

Read More

Page 2 of 4«1234»