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Starbucks CEO: We are number one with mobile payments

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said the coffee chain is the number one company in the world in terms of mobile payments.

Starbucks faces lawsuit over its mobile payments app

A semiconductor firm has filed patent lawsuits against Starbucks over its popular mobile payments application.

Consumer giant preps mobile coupon move

Procter & Gamble is preparing to distribute its first coupons via mobile phone by working with tech start-up Mobeam that enables retail point-of-sales systems to successfully read a barcode that has been downloaded onto a mobile phone screen.

Starbucks payment app hits 26M transactions in first year

The smartphone payment app launched by the US coffee chain Starbucks in January 2011 has seen 26 million transactions to date, which demonstrates how a relatively simple approach to mobile payments has been able to get a jump on more sophisticated technology such as NFC.

Starbucks launches iPhone payments app in the UK

Coffee chain Starbucks is launching what it claims is the first iPhone payments app for …

Starbucks debuts Android app

US coffee chain Starbucks launched its Starbucks for Android app, which enables customers to manage their loyalty card from their handset, and pay for products using a barcode displayed on the handset screen.

Starbucks users can pay for their coffee with an app

Starbucks will enable users of BlackBerrys or Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch to pay at US company-operated stores by using their smartphones.

O2 trumpets location-based marketing launch

O2 UK says it has become “the first network provider to offer large-scale location-based mobile marketing in the UK,” enabling brands to deliver targeted SMS and MMS campaigns to consumers.

Starbucks reveals iPhone apps

Coffee chain Starbucks has introduced two new applications for the iPhone and iPod touch that will allow users to order and pay for coffee beverages directly from the device, reports ZD Net.

T-Mobile sues Starbucks

T-Mobile USA is suing Starbucks, accusing the coffee giant of violating its contract with the operator by allowing AT&T to provide US store customers with free Wi-Fi access using T-Mobile’s lines and equipment.