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Starbucks wants you to use its app for payments in other stores

Starbucks’ mobile apps could soon let you buy much more than your next grande latte. The coffee shop’s digital lead, Adam Brotman, tells Recode that the coffee shop giant is talking to companies about using its app for payments and loyalty programs…

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You’ll soon be able to order Starbucks Frappuccinos through its app

Starbucks knows its customers are young, hip, and conjoined at the palm with their smartphones. Recode reports that the company is working on giving its clientele exactly what they’ve been clamoring for: the ability to pre-order their drinks. But first, Starbucks needs to perfect the system. Later this year, customers at one “undisclosed geographic test market” will be able to start making pickup orders, and testing is already underway at Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters. The coffee company is presently analyzing the rate at which its caffeinated products change temperatures, in order to ensure that drinks are in optimal condition when patrons come to collect them.

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Starbucks app to let you pre-order your coffee later this year

It sucks when you go to Starbucks for a pick-me-up and some guy’s holding up the line with an overly complicated request. Thankfully, the Seattle company’s testing a mobile ordering service in an effort to speed things up. To be clear, when it debuts…

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Starbucks app update lets you tip your barista

Starting next week iPhone owners will not only be able to buy your triple-venti-extra-hot-no-foam latte using Starbucks’ mobile app, you’ll be able to tip your barista for making it as well. The king of coffee is updating its app March 19th to add…

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New Google WiFi app could automatically log you into Starbucks and other public hotspots

Google is working on a new WiFi app that could take a lot of the drudgery out of accessing public hotspots. According to our sources, the search giant has built Android and iOS versions of an app that automatically authenticate and connect to its…

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Google-Nest Acquisition, Starbucks Security, Autobahn Apple Heist and More- Buffalo Bulletin

Buffalo Bulletin: Google-Nest Acquisition, Starbucks Security, Autobahn Apple Heist and More Welcome to a fresh new episode of Buffalo Bulletin. Today Ashley…

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Starbucks and Powermat bring wireless charging to select Silicon Valley shops

Starbucks and Powermat bring wireless charging to select Silicon Valley coffee shops

Following a successful trial rollout at 17 stores in Boston, Starbucks has decided to join up with Powermat to bring the company’s wireless charging tech to Silicon Valley. The first installation will be completed this Sunday, at a store in San Jose, with up to 10 area locations set to be online before the end of August. Powermat President Daniel Schreiber explained that Silicon Valley was selected in order to boost the technology’s exposure among key industry players — AT&T has already confirmed that several of its smartphones will be compatible with the PMA standard in 2014, but the alliance needs event more support in order to grow momentum. The next logical step for this partnership would be for Powermat to sell coffee-resistant charging cases in Starbucks stores, of course, though neither company has made any announcements to that effect.

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Boston-area Starbucks testing wireless smartphone charging; Starbucks, Google and AT&T back PMA standard

The Duracell Powermat and the Power Matters Alliance are charging forward in their mission to make cordless charging of smartphones all the much more omnipresent, today revealing the visit of several significant companies to the PMA’s shareholder board: Google, AT&T, and Starbucks. Ultimately, stated sessions will certainly result in numerous initiatives including the wireless charging standard– select Boston-area Starbucks will get PMA standard-based cordless charging spots, AT&T is selling PMA standard-based charging devices in “pick markets,” and … uh … Google is just kinda throwing its support in. Google’s Chief Net Evangelist (best job title ever before?) Vint Cerf already works as honorary member of the PMA’s board, so perhaps that’s sufficient.

Ah, and of course, if you’re into charging mobile gadgets wirelessly while getting $ 2,500 Remy Martin container service, Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club is also supporting PMA-based wireless charging spots. Of course. For a complete list of spots, examine the PR below the break.

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AmEx, Starbucks announce plans for Passbook integration: both live by end of the month

AmEx, Starbucks announce plans for iOS 6 Passbook integration both live by end of the month

When it launched with iOS 6 this Wednesday, Apple’s Passbook mobile-ticketing attribute boasted a handful of high-profile partners– consisting of Fandango, Live Nation, Lufthansa and Ticketmaster– however that listing still leaves a lot of space for fleshing out. Asing reported by Venture Beat, AmEx is introducing integration with Passbook later on today. The bank card company’s Passbook functionality will certainly include notifications for new account transactions, along with the ability to see your existing balance and redeem membership perks points. The service can easily additionally use smartphones’ area to validate fees flagged as suspicious.

Starbucks, which was featured in a very early Passbook demo at WWDC, also revealed the timeline for its integration with the service, tweeting today that an “update is coming at the end of the month” and providing no more information. Evaluating by Apple’s earlier previews, Passbook will certainly let customers pay with a Starbucks card. The coffee chain’s Passbook functionality looks to be quite similar to its partnership with Square, which will be the go-to mobile repayments option for non-iOS consumers when it introduces this fall.

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Google Earth adds detailed 3D imagery for Denver and Seattle, might not render the local Starbucks

Google Earth adds 3D imagery for Denver and Seattle, might not render the local Starbucks

Google only launched detailed 3D maps in Google World for a handful of cities, however it’s branching out to provide that added measurement to a larger swath of the general public. Today, it’s Denver and Seattle: Android and iOS app users can right away see the dense, textured 3D City View in their respective western cities. The updates probably will not let Seattle homeowners locate their hometown coffee brand name without going into Street View, however it will let them thread the eye of the Room Needle while their good friends in Denver spin past the State Capitol. We just can’t assist however think that Google additionally delights in supplying some Microsoft staffers a little taste of what they’re missing out on.

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