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 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.
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 released a new version of its application for Google's Android enabling consumers to pay and reload their Starbucks Card via PayPal.
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
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
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
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
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
Almost 12 months after Starbucks launched mobile payment services across its 7,000 company-operated U.S. stores and more than 1,000 Target locations, the coffeehouse giant reports consumers have