Starbucks convenient in-app, order-ahead service goes live across the U.K.

Next time you're craving a Starbucks coffee, skip the line and order ahead. Following the launch in the U.S, Starbucks customers across the U.K. can now take advantage of the convenient new feature.

Like the song you’re hearing at Starbucks? Now you can save it to Spotify

Last year Starbucks and Spotify announced a multiyear partnership, and now we're seeing the first fruits from that deal, including the ability to save songs you hear to Spotify, at over 7,500 Starbucks locations throughout the U.S.

You can now use Visa Checkout for online purchases at Walmart and Starbucks

Visa announced that Walmart, Starbucks, NFL Shop, and a few other retailers support its online checkout tool, Visa Checkout. Visa Checkout makes it easier to pay online, as it stores your card information on the merchant's site.

Why Starbucks isn’t a coffee shop anymore, it’s a portal to the future

Starbucks has cemented its place as the number one coffee-related destination for tech geeks, thanks to the introduction of its mobile ordering system, the latest in a string of cool new tech innovations it gives its customers. We tried it…

Starbucks partners with Lyft on shared loyalty program

Likely excellent news for anyone that uses Lyft and frequently feeds their caffeine addiction at Starbucks, the two companies will be working together to help Lyft customers earn rewards points for coffee.

The New York Times will offer free articles on Starbucks’ mobile app

The New York Times and Starbucks announced on Tuesday that some news articles would be available for free to Starbucks loyalty members via the Starbucks mobile app, starting in the first half of next year.

Starbucks addicts can now order frappuccinos with an app at 4,000 stores

Starbucks addicts can now order their coffee with the new Mobile Order & Pay app update. Mobile orders only work in 4,000 stores so far, but Starbucks plans to roll out the update nationwide in 2015.

Coffee and streams? Spotify to serve up all music at Starbucks in new deal

Starbucks is re-entering the music industry in a big way and it’s bringing Spotify along. A new deal will see Spotify supplying the music in Starbucks’ 7,000 U.S. retail locations and will connect with the 10 million members of the…

Thieves steal hundreds from Starbucks app users, but Starbucks denies it’s been hacked

Earlier this week, Starbucks customers reported that hundreds of dollars were stolen from their credit cards. The company released a statement on Wednesday, saying the rumors are false.
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Starbucks' wireless charging can perk up your phone, but needs more time to brew

Starbucks stepped into the future with its wireless charging trial at select coffee shops. It gives us a tantalizing glimpse at how convenient widespread public wireless charging will be, once everyone gets onboard.

Who needs interns? Starbucks tests coffee delivery in Seattle and NYC

It's finally happening: Starbucks will test delivery in the Empire State Building and Seattle sometime during the second half of this year. You might soon get your latte without entering Starbucks in the morning.

Following U.S. launch, wireless phone charging hits Starbucks in the UK

After a test run earlier this year, Starbucks has started the official introduction of wireless charging stations at its stores in San Francisco. The company says the technology will continue to launch throughout America, and in Europe and…