01/16/2014, You might have heard about the glaring security flaw in Starbucks mobile payment iOS app. A security researcher found that the app was storing information such as usernames, email addresses and even passwords in unencrypted plain text. The company claimed that this issue had been fixed, but the security researcher remained adamant that an update would be required to truly take care of this problem. An update is indeed on its […]
01/15/2014, There is a lot of concern over the security of our personal data these days, what with the NSA spying on us and retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus having their security compromised and customer data stolen, so the last thing we really need is to find out that your daily trips to Starbucks could potentially end up costing you more than a venti-sized iced caramel macchiato. According to Daniel […]
10/28/2013, Twitter has been used for several years now as a major form of communication between a person and their followers, but in recent years, we’ve seen the service be used by brands to reward customers with real-world goods for the cost of a tweet. Starbucks looks like it’s getting in on the Twitter game as they are launching a beta program called Tweet-a-Coffee.
07/31/2013, When one goes to any of the numerous Starbucks coffee joints around the world, chances are your favorite brew would taste more or less the same throughout the entire franchise, and we do know that Starbucks has tried to be at the front of technological advancements too. For instance, they have started to offer wireless charging for your compatible devices in select parts of the country, not to mention give […]
07/26/2013, Back in October last year, we did report that Starbucks debuted the in-store wireless charging capability for smartphones across 17 stores throughout Boston. Well, this time around, Starbucks has decided to team up with Powermat in order to deliver a similar wireless charging technology to the Silicon Valley. In fact, the very first installation of this wireless charging capability is said to be completed later this Sunday over at a […]
01/03/2013, When you make a trip to Starbucks, a coffee beverage is probably one of the first things one your mind. Depending on the circumstances, you might decide to treat yourself with a pastry. But if you were looking for a credit card reader that allows you to accept payment on the fly, you were out of luck for years. Today, those of you who were looking to purchase a cup […]
11/08/2012, Starbucks, the popular Italian-style coffeehouse chain, has announced today that it will begin accepting mobile payments through Square’s Square Wallet in around 7,000 Starbucks stores. The “aromatic” announcement follows after Starbucks and Square decided to team up in August this year to create a payment solution. And after breaking the news in October that coffee addicts will be able to pay their coveted cup using Square Wallet, it’s finally launching […]
10/30/2012, Folks in Boston who love drinking coffee while modding with their smartphones will be happy to know that Starbucks has just rolled out a series of wireless smartphone charging stations in Boston. The world-renowned Italian-style coffeehouse chain has partnered with Duracell Powermat to provide a limited time in-store trial for wireless charging in Boston. Approximately 17 locations were selected for the tests, with the first three stores located in One […]
10/04/2012, If you are a frequent customer of the gourmet coffee chain Starbucks, then you might be interested to hear that you will be able to pay for your coffee using Square Wallet from November this year onwards. This would mean approximately 7,000 company-operated US stores that would embrace such new technology, but that is not all. It seems that Starbucks will also introduce digital tipping from next summer onwards, and […]
08/07/2012, Starbucks, the coffee giant has decided to team up with Square in order to accelerate mobile payments in a groundbreaking partnership in order to further stimulate small business growth, while attempting to enhance the payment experience for millions of customers. Amidst the partnership terms will include the ability for customers to pay using Square, Square’s payer application. This will happen later this fall, and you will be able to pick […]
07/11/2012, Who doesn’t love Starbucks? If you’ve been using the Starbucks for Android app quite a lot, but wished that it supported mobile payments via PayPal, then today’s your lucky day. Starbucks for Android for Android has recently been redesigned, with a nifty widget for your homescreen and capability to view your My Starbucks Rewards via the history dashboard. Additionally, Starbucks for Android is also now available in Canada and U.K. […]
02/06/2012, Remember the Starbucks Cup Magic app that was released last year in conjunction with the holiday season? Well it looks like the app has been given an update just in time for one of the most celebrated events worldwide: Valentine’s Day. The app now creates an augmented reality scene when the camera is aimed at the special edition Valentine’s Day-themed cups that will be in use through February 17th.
10/17/2011, If you happen to reside in the UK and love all things Starbucks, being the primary place where you hang out and do all your work, then you might be interested to hear about the latest promotion – where the offer will be known as ‘Pick of the Week’, and all Starbucks UK customers are able to gain access to a free download on iTunes. Sounds like old news to […]
10/06/2011, Disposable cups and styrofoam cups that you get for your coffee/tea tend to be bad for the environment. Sure, there are some coffee houses and restaurants who may give you your coffee/tea in a recycled paper cup, but how about a tumbler that encourages you to use it in place of a paper/styrofoam cup? If that sounds like something you could get on board with, the From Tumbler has an […]