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New York Times Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall New York Times Lets Starbucks Customers Inside the Paywall
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In what sounds like a completely sensible partnership, The New York Times has announced that readers will have free access to content that’s normally behind the paywall, as long as they’re reading it at Starbucks. Starbucks customers who are logged …

Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts Inside Birthday Reminders Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts Inside Birthday Reminders

Facebook may be getting a little more specific with their suggestions for how to properly celebrate your friend’s birthday. Soon after launching their new ecommerce platform Facebook Gifts, the social network began suggesting that you send friends a gift when …

Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store
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Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be …

Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co. Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over …

LivingSocial’s Starbucks Deal is the Best-Selling Daily Deal of All Time LivingSocial’s Starbucks Deal is the Best-Selling Daily Deal of All Time
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I didn’t buy LivingSocial’s Starbucks deal yesterday. That makes me a weirdo because apparently, everyone else did. According to daily deals aggregator Yipit, we have a new king of the daily deals. Wednesday’s $5 for $10 worth of Starbucks offer …

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Challenge Starts Today on Facebook Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Challenge Starts Today on Facebook
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Every year, people count down the days until Starbucks unveils one of their most-popular offerings, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. The espresso-based concoction of pumpkin flavorings, spices, and sweet cream signals the coming of fall, and to some, there is a …

Square Deal With Starbucks Could Be Huge For Mobile Payments In General Square Deal With Starbucks Could Be Huge For Mobile Payments In General
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As previously reported, Square and Starbucks have entered a major partnership, which will see 7,000 Starbucks locations start offering Square as a payment option. Customers will be able to pay at Starbucks using Square’s payer application, from participating stores in …

Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream Starbucks Should Help Push Square Further Into The Mainstream
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Square announced that Starbucks has signed up for the service, which is obviously a HUGE step in major Square adoption. “Square began with a really simple idea: everyone should be able to accept credit cards,” said CEO Jack Dorsey, in …

Now Android Users Can Pay For Their Starbucks With PayPal Now Android Users Can Pay For Their Starbucks With PayPal
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PayPal announced today that Android users can now use PayPal with the Starbucks app for Android to pay for coffee at Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada. iPhone users were already able to do so, and now the majority of …

Starbucks U.S. Products Debut This Week Starbucks U.S. Products Debut This Week

Starbucks’ U.S. products, which are a part of the company’s Create Jobs for USA program, went on sale yesterday (June 12th) in over 7,000 locations across the country. The products will include mugs, tumblers, and coffee, all of which were …

Google Offers $10 Worth Of Starbucks For $5 Google Offers $10 Worth Of Starbucks For $5

Starbucks is now using Google Offers and will run its first deal on Wednesday. The deal will be $5 for a $10 eGift card. “In less than a year, Google Offers has grown from one to 40 cities across the …

Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos Made With Insects Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos Made With Insects
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Many of us can’t fathom a day without coffee making an appearance, but some of us crave something a little sweeter. Like a Strawberry Frappuccino, for instance. They’re pretty popular at Starbucks. So popular, in fact, that you may be …

Starbucks Makes A Killing From Mobile Transactions Starbucks Makes A Killing From Mobile Transactions
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No, that isn’t referencing the success of a Starbucks drive-thru, although, that subject would fit given the context of the headline. What we’re referring to is the financial success of the Starbucks mobile payment program, which makes use of the …

Starbucks Barista Song Goes Viral, Gets Barista Fired Starbucks Barista Song Goes Viral, Gets Barista Fired

Apparently, the lessons about creating viral content about your employer and the subsequent damage the mocking kind of content can do needs to be taught over and over, unless, of course, getting fired was the intention of the one who …

Free Coffee? Try This Social Experiment Free Coffee? Try This Social Experiment
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Give a penny, take a penny – that’s the concept behind Jonathan Stark’s new “experiment in social sharing.” He has put a picture of his Starbucks card online so that anyone in the world can use his account to purchase …

Starbucks Digital Network Adds Content

Since October of 2010, Starbucks has not simply provided a place for people to sit and steal wi-fi, but has given those wi-fi users access to selective content via the Starbucks Digital Network. If you aren’t familiar with how it …

Starbucks CEO Joins Groupon Board Of Directors
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Groupon employees might want to look for the quality of coffee at their workplace to improve in the near future.  This afternoon, Groupon announced that Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, has joined its board of directors.  Groupon got an unspecified amount of money from a VC firm, too.

Let’s cover the funding news first, since there’s not much to say.  Groupon only explained in a statement, "Maveron LLC, a venture capital firm co-founded by Mr. Schultz, has invested in the company."

Starbucks Launches Mobile Payments In All U.S. Stores

Starbucks has introduced mobile payments in all of its U.S. stores, allowing people to pay for purchases with select smartphones.

The new mobile payment program now includes 6,800 company-operated stores and more than 1,000 Starbucks in U.S. Target locations.

 

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Starbucks Adds More Partners For Digital Network

Starbucks today released more details about its digital network launching this fall in the U.S. in partnership with Yahoo.

The company said Rodale, Nick Jr. Boost and DonorsChoose.org will join the previously announced content providers iTunes, The New York Times, Patch, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo and Zagat.

Starbucks, Yahoo Partner Over Free WiFi
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Individuals who tend to both tote laptops and drink lots of coffee will have reason to think better of Starbucks and Yahoo in coming months.  Starbucks intends to provide free WiFi in all of its stores, and then a partnership with Yahoo should result in the creation of a unique "Starbucks Digital Network."

T-Mobile Unhappy With Starbucks Wi-Fi Switch
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The coffeehouse chain’s switch to AT&T to offer free wireless Internet to customers received a shot of criticism and a lawsuit from former partner T-Mobile.