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Dunkin' Donuts rivals Starbucks with new mobile payment app

Dunkin' Donuts unveiled a new mobile payments application enabling iPhone, iPod touch and Android users to purchase food, beverages and merchandise in store or at the drive-thru window.

How Square and Starbucks made mobile payments mainstream

Every revolution has its tipping point, and for the mobile commerce revolution, that signature moment arrived Tuesday, when Starbucks announced it would begin processing all credit and debit card transactions using Square's mobile transaction technologies. 

Starbucks adopts Square for in-store payments, invests $25M

Starbucks will soon begin processing all credit and debit card transactions using Square's mobile commerce technologies, a move to slash operational costs across the coffeehouse chain's 7,000 company-owned U.S. locations. 

Mobile payments are exploding, so why is Apple still on the sidelines?

Cash is far from dead, but its days definitely appear numbered. A third of U.S. consumers have now made payments via mobile device, roughly double the percentage of Americans leveraging m-payment capabilities just one year ago.

Starbucks revamps Android payment app with PayPal support

Starbucks released a new version of its application for Google's Android enabling consumers to pay and reload their Starbucks Card via PayPal.

Starbucks: Mobile payments top 42M, new m-commerce services brewing

Starbucks has processed more than 42 million mobile payments since launching its Starbucks Card Mobile App in early 2011, up from 27 million last December, the coffeehouse chain told VentureBeat. The

Starbucks CIO Gillett moves to Best Buy

Stephen Gillett, who developed considerable renown as CIO at Starbucks, is leaving the coffeehouse empire to head up e-commerce, digital business and IT at Best Buy. As InformationWeek's Chris Murphy

How to secure the mobile app talent you need

Walmart and the Financial Times both opted in recent weeks to bring mobile application development expertise in-house by swallowing up development firms. While most organizations probably don't have

With Gillett at the helm, Starbucks percolates with emerging technologies

Starbucks has turbo-charged its use of emerging technologies over the past couple years since Stephen Gillett took the job of CIO. The company has upgraded its infrastructure, recently deploying a

How Starbucks made mobile payments mainstream

Mobile payments for physical goods are on pace to eclipse a gross merchandise transaction value of $170 billion worldwide by 2015, almost triple the $60 billion forecast for 2011, according to a