Starbucks Finds Ways to Make People Drink Even More Coffee

Starbucks Finds Ways to Make People Drink Even More Coffee

Starbucks sure knows how to caffeinate America, having recently introduced its ginormous 31-ounce Trenta size. Now it's come up with a way to get people even more hooked on their java: a mobile application that lets customers pay via their iPhones or BlackBerrys.

After placing your order, a barista will scan your mobile device, which will display a Starbucks card bar code. So you still need to own a Starbucks card, but you won't need to fumble around in your wallet. Still it seems pretty fun and high-tech to pay via one's cell phone. It's only a matter of time until humans get chips embedded in their arms.

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