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Starbucks Asks Patrons to Leave Guns at Home Starbucks Asks Patrons to Leave Guns at Home
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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 …

Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date Minimum Wage Debate Strikes a Date
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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 …

Starbucks Partners With Google For Faster Wi-Fi 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 …

Starbucks Bans Smoking Outside Of Its Stores Across The Country
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Do you like smoking outside of Starbucks after grabbing a coffee and pastry? Sorry to say, you can’t do that anymore. Starbucks introduced a new policy on Saturday that bans smoking within 25 feet of its stores. It’s a country-wide …

‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks ‘Toilet Water’ Coffee Used by Hong Kong Starbucks
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An investigative report has angered Hong Kong coffee drinkers this week after it was revealed that a local Starbucks was using water from a bathroom spout to brew its coffee. According to an HK Magazine translation of an Apple Daily …

Starbucks Tip Jar The Subject Of New York High Court Case Starbucks Tip Jar The Subject Of New York High Court Case
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Who gets the money from the Starbucks tip jar? That’s the question currently up for debate in a New York courtroom this week. CBS News reports that New York’s labor laws are currently being tested in the Court of Appeals. …

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
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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 …