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Old 06-12-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Folks have walked into Starbucks for years to re-charge their batteries figuratively. Now, they'll be able to do it literally.

In a strategic move that gives consumers yet another reason to waltz into the store, Starbucks and Duracell Powermat on Thursday will announce they've begun a national rollout of wireless phone chargers in Starbucks and Teavana locations.

Starbucks brews wireless charging
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yay, for the 10% of phones that support this feature. I do not understand why every phone isn't doing this now.
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Folks walked into Starbucks to re-charge their batteries? FOR REAL?
I don't go to Starbucks for coffee or anything else.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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Folks walked into Starbucks to re-charge their batteries? FOR REAL?
I don't go to Starbucks for coffee or anything else.
A lot of people sit at starbucks and work while sipping on their coffee. They plug their phone in if there is an outlet.

I don't go to starbucks as much as I used to... but I welcome the chargers.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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So let me see if I have this right. People go to Starbucks, spend $6.00 for .05 worth of ground coffee in hot water, $3.00 for .03 worth of flour mixed with sugar called a cookie and people think they're getting a special perk from a business to charge their battery for 'free'.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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So let me see if I have this right. People go to Starbucks, spend $6.00 for .05 worth of ground coffee in hot water, $3.00 for .03 worth of flour mixed with sugar called a cookie and people think they're getting a special perk from a business to charge their battery for 'free'.
No, you do not have that right. You're out of touch with reality. That's not what people do. That's not what people think.
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