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Does Starbucks Want to Be Your Bank? | The Motley Fool

“A group of Korean bankers are worried that Starbucks will indeed launch into financial services in a few years, according to a recent report from The Korea Times. They cite the cash that the coffee chain has brought in as the main reason for their competitive concerns. Industry experts believe Starbucks could get involved in […]
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Starbucks Japan Launching Contactless Pen With Payments Technology

“Starbucks Coffee Japan Co. is launching a mobile payment product called Starbucks TouchThe Pen, a ballpoint pen with embedded contactless payment technology, according to a company press release.  The pen, developed in cooperation with Zebra Corp., uses dark brown water resistant gel ink, inspired by Starbucks Coffee. It’s based on FeliCa contactless payment chips from Sony Corp., […]
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GCash, Starbucks Introduce New Mobile Payment Option

“Getting a cup of our favorite Starbucks handcrafted beverage is now easier with GCash, the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines. As of September 2018, Starbucks had 373 licensed stores nationwide. It opened its first branch in the Philippines in 1997 at the 6750 Ayala Building in Makati City, making the Philippines the third overseas […]

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Starbucks to Update Loyalty Program and App This Fall to Offer More Ways to Pay and Earn Stars

“Today, Starbucks announced plans to update its industry-leading Starbucks® Rewards™ loyalty program by giving members more payment options and ways to earn Stars through the Starbucks app. Beginning this fall in company-operated stores in the U.S. and Canada, Starbucks Rewards members will also be able to scan their app and then pay with cash, credit/debit cards, or […]
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Starbucks Korea Debuts Voice Ordering through Samsung’s Bixby

“Bixby allows My Starbucks Rewards™ customers in South Korea to place an order and pay through voice recognition “on command.” The feature allows customers to speak just as if they were talking to a barista in-store, including modifying their beverage to meet their personal preference. Bixby users who are not registered on the My Starbucks Rewards™ program […]