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Starbucks for iOS updated with iMessage gift cards

Starbucks for iOS updated with iMessage gift cards

Starbucks has updated its iPhone app to version 4.3.4, adding multiple changes including the addition of a new iMessage gift card option. Those who use iMessage can now send their friends or family members a Starbucks gift card directly within the app, eliminating the need to toggle between apps or purchase a card in-store. Joining this are improvements to Mobile Order & Pay and more.

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Starbucks tackles voice ordering on iOS and Amazon Alexa

Starbucks tackles voice ordering on iOS and Amazon Alexa

You can already place your Starbucks orders using your smartphone, but today we're seeing the massive coffee company expand on that functionality by rolling out a voice ordering feature. For the moment, the feature is only available on iOS through the Starbucks mobile app, and only a select number of customers will have access to it at first. In other words, this is a small-scale beta test before a larger launch later in the year.

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Pokemon GO Starbucks update news official: not quite Gen 2

Pokemon GO Starbucks update news official: not quite Gen 2

Starting this afternoon, approximately 7,800 Starbucks stores will begin to roll with all-out Pokemon GO madness. In this case it means Starbucks - almost every location in the United States - will be transformed into a PokeStop or Pokemon GO Gym. Each Starbucks will remain named "Starbucks" on the Pokemon GO map in-game for mobile devices of all sorts.

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Pokemon GO Starbucks Update: Generation 2 release date, Mewtwo, news

Pokemon GO Starbucks Update: Generation 2 release date, Mewtwo, news

This morning Pokemon GO's Starbucks sponsorship deal has been spilled in its entirety - and it's an exciting one. This is more exciting than the newest Pokemon GO song remix, more exciting than finding a Pikachu, and more exciting than a pack full of Pokemon GO Memes. This is a sponsorship deal between Starbucks and Pokemon GO that'll last well into the future, and will start with an event-styled launch on the 8th of December, 2016.

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Starbucks Verismo V Brewer Review: Can pods convert a coffee snob?

Starbucks Verismo V Brewer Review: Can pods convert a coffee snob?

Caffeine is serious business, and if you're anything like me then coffee - and plenty of it - is your delivery mechanism of choice. Over the years we've seen a growing number of ways to bring not only brewed coffee but cafe favorites like lattes and cappuccinos into the kitchen, some more straightforward than others. Now, Starbucks has arrived with its new Verismo system, with redesigned pods and all-new brewers.

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Lyft is rolling out physical gift cards with Starbucks perk

Lyft is rolling out physical gift cards with Starbucks perk

Lyft has partnered with Starbucks to offer physical gift cards for the ridesharing service. The gift cards would ordinarily only be worth grabbing if you’re giving someone a gift, but Starbucks is tossing its own perk into the mix: a $5 gift card as a bonus when buying a $20 gift card. That’s enough to get a coffee or two for your morning commute, and may be reason enough to get a physical card instead of using your bank card.

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Starbucks for Outlook add-on makes meeting over coffee simple

Starbucks for Outlook add-on makes meeting over coffee simple

Want to meet with an associate over a prospective partnership, meet up with classmates to work on a project, or get together with a group of friends for a game of cards? There’s a good chance you’re considering Starbucks as your meeting location of choice. To make getting together there easier, Microsoft has launched a new Outlook add-on called Starbucks for Outlook, and it simplifies the scheduling process.

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Starbucks rewards program to change from visits to dollars

Starbucks rewards program to change from visits to dollars

If you frequent Starbucks for your morning (afternoon, and evening) cup of Joe, then you're no doubt familiar with the company's rewards program. It's pretty simple. Once you hit gold status, you'll get a free food or drink item after every 12 visits. For some, that can easily be one free item every week or two. But the program is changing, and that might upset some people.

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Starbucks, Spotify let users save what’s playing in stores

Starbucks, Spotify let users save what’s playing in stores

Starbucks is once again embracing the digital lifestyle, but this time it is dancing to a slightly different beat, almost literally. This time it won't be about ordering through mobile devices or wirelessly charging said devices. Together with Spotify, the companies will be letting customers discover and experience music in a different way, allowing them to save on Spotify the music that's currently playing in a Starbucks store or access a specially curated Starbucks playlist. Now you won't need to try to guess (or use Shazam) to find out what the catchy new tune's name is.

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Dunkin Donuts follows Starbucks’ lead with mobile ordering

Dunkin Donuts follows Starbucks’ lead with mobile ordering

Dunkin Donuts, a fast food establishment that hawks coffee and pastries not unlike Starbucks' own, has decided to take on its biggest competitor by following in its footsteps. The company will soon roll out mobile ordering through its smartphone apps for those located in Portland, Maine, and will test deliveries in a smaller number of locations in Texas.

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Apple Pay coming to Starbucks soon

Apple Pay coming to Starbucks soon

Starting at the end of this year, Starbucks will start a pilot program for Apple Pay in a number of stores inside the United States. While Apple Pay is available for use in some Starbucks in the UK now, the United States collection of Starbucks locations have yet to integrate the iPhone-based payment system. According to Apple's Jennifer Bailey, Starbucks will begin to roll out Apple Pay integration for Apple devices to most stores inside the year 2016.

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Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay app launches in the UK

Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay app launches in the UK

Fans of expensive coffee in the UK have a new way to order their fix of Starbucks. The company has launched the mobile Order & Pay app in the UK that could mean much less time spent standing in line waiting to order your food and drink early in the morning. Using the app customers can pre-order their favorite items from the chain in over 150 stores in London.

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