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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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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 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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The Starbucks app for Android and iOS has been used to pay for over 42 million orders around the world since launching in January last year, according to a report on VentureBeat. Rather than relying on wireless tech like NFC, the company’s app replicates its rewards card, with customers paying for transactions using a simple barcode. Low-tech it may be, but the app is growing in popularity — last December, 11 months after launch, the company announced it had processed 26 million transactions using the app, meaning it has been used for another 15 million payments in the last four months alone.
Starbucks hopes to expand on the app’s success with new technologies. “You’re going to see us as a company that will push the envelope around…
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If your work environment consists of coworkers constantly yelling “venti half-caf red eye” across the “office,” then you’ll be pleased to know that Starbucks has made it faster and easier to get online. By extending its free
one-click two-click WiFi service to 650 stores in the UK, over caffeinated Brits will now be able to access gratis internet without having to sign up for a Starbucks Rewards card — a former requirement on the coffee conglomerate’s BT Openzone network. Now, if we could only find a chair…
♫ The best part of waking up is a f***in’ demon in your cup ♫
Admittedly, the barista responsible clearly has some froth-art skills. Unfortunately, he also had to sell his soul to the devil for them and is limited to drawing pentagrams, demons and penises in people’s coffee. “But I wanted a unicorn!” *eyes turn to fire* YOU’LL GET A SATAN SKULL & CROSSBONERS AND LIKE IT — NOW MOVE ALONG.
…Venti, non-fat, no foam, no water, 6 pump, extra hot, chai tea latte for GW!
Pentagram Coffee [buzzfeed]
Thanks to Chuck, who prefers his coffee how he prefers his dreams: with as few demons as possible.
Starbucks has given the caffeinated crowd a new reason, other than the free WiFi, to stop by a couple of locations in Toronto and Vancouver — interactive window displays! Taking sidewalk passers-by on a journey to assemble their favorite Tazo teas, the interactivity comes via a vinyl screen, projector, and gesture controls. We’ve already seen an interactive storefront in the US, so its about time our friends up north got some geekified advertising of their own. Vid’s after the break.
Continue reading Interactive storefront displays show up at Canadian Starbucks, window licking discouraged
Starbucks, the coffee giant, has just launched an electronic gift card program called Starbucks Card eGifts. There’s two primary ways to top-up your (or your friends’) gift cards. The first is simplest, and that’s by going to the Starbucks Web site and telling it which e-mail address to send the funds to. Nothing too complicated there, and you can specify whether to send a predetermined amount ($ 5, $ 10, $ 15, or $ 20), or you can send however much you like. And what kind of retail program would be relevant in 2011 without Facebook integration?
Facebook users are able to connect their account to the eGifts program, and doing so will open up a few different opportunities. You can, of course, more easily add funds to your own account, but then you’re able to send eGifts to any of your Facebook friends without necessarily knowing their e-mail address.
The program starts today.
Starbucks says that people put some $ 1.5 billion on its gift cards last year, which just so happens to be a 21 percent increase over the previous year.
Just in time for all those Trenta ice coffees, right?
Expanding a trial that had already been underway in a few markets, Starbucks is now rolling out its Starbucks Card mobile app nationally with payment capability built-in, meaning you needn’t reach into your wallet, pocketbook, or purse just because you’re jonesing for that midday caffeine fix. Instead, you can fire up the app — which supports the iPhone, iPod touch, and a number of BlackBerry models — and hold up a barcode on the screen to a scanner in the store, at which point monies will be automagically deducted from your Starbucks Card account and transferred back to the mothership in exchange for high-octane brew. The circle of life, as it were. Follow the break for the full press release.
Continue reading Starbucks lets you pay for that Trenta with the iPhone in your shaking, overcaffeinated hands
The coffee peddling behemoth Starbucks announced today that it will not be outdone by independent coffee houses nor other national chains and will begin offering unlimited free WiFi to it’s customers. Starbucks has had WiFi available for some time now, for a fee, and has most recently offered 2 free hours per day to cardholders but now is giving the service away to all.
This announcement no doubt will come as great news to frequenters of the coffee houses and bad news to anyone trying to sell WiFi within the vicinity. Please note however that the free service is only for Starbucks stores operated directly by the corporation, and not to licensed locations commonly found in airports or grocery stores.
The company stated that it will start offering the free service starting July 1, but that’s not all. Coffee consumers utilizing the Starbucks WiFi will also get to take advantage of what the company is calling the “Starbucks Digital Network”. This service will provide free or expanded access to otherwise paid sites such as the Wall Street Journal along with exclusive previews, downloads and community news.
Props to SlipperyBrick.com