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Old 09-24-2007, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Company promoting new wireless service that's debuting in select markets

SEATTLE - Starbucks Corp. plans to give away 50 million free digital songs to customers in all of its domestic coffeehouses to promote a new wireless iTunes music service that's about to debut in select markets.

From Oct. 2 to Nov. 7, baristas in the company's more than 10,000 U.S. stores will hand out about 1.5 million "Song of theDay" cards each day. The cards can be redeemed at Apple Inc.'s online iTunes Store.

Thirty-seven artists with featured songs include Paul McCartneyand Joni Mitchell — the first two to sign on with Starbucks' Hear Music label — along with Joss Stone, Dave Matthews, John Mayer,Annie Lennox and Band of Horses.

Starbucks to give away free iTunes music - Wireless World - MSNBC.com

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Old 09-24-2007, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
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Well, its about time that starbucks did something for its customers, after robbing people for years and scamming them into believing that coffee is worth $3 per cup!?!? well, they should be giving away free everything! like some of those stale $4 raspberry muffins, or the $2 scones? what else can they do for the public? Who owns the Starbucks anyways?
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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Well, its about time that starbucks did something for its customers, after robbing people for years and scamming them into believing that coffee is worth $3 per cup!?!?
How are they scamming people? If you don't find their coffee to be worth $3 then there are plenty of other places to grab a cup of coffee for less money.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:04 AM
 
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Post News, Starbucks plugs in new espresso machine.

Starbucks (SBUX) may have figured out a way to make its near-$4 Caffe Latte seem like a bargain: It's rolling out a $599 Starbucks espresso machine this holiday.

For just the second time, Starbucks is placing its name on a high-end hot beverage machine. It co-developed the Sirena espresso maker with a likely partner: BMW's design team. Little wonder the highbrow machine, whose name means "mermaid," looks a bit like a BMW dashboard.

Starbucks plugs in new espresso machine - USATODAY.com
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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Post News, Don't Fear Starbucks.

Why the franchise actually helps mom and pop coffeehouses.

The first time Herb Hyman spoke with the rep from Starbucks, in 1991, the life of his small business flashed before his eyes. For three decades, Hyman's handful of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores had been filling the caffeine needs of Los Angeles locals and the Hollywood elite: Johnny Carson had his own blend there; Jacques Cousteau arranged to have Hyman's coffee care packages meet his ship at ports around the world; and Dirty Dozen leading man Lee Marvin often worked behind the counter with Hyman for fun. But when the word came down that the rising Seattle coffee juggernaut was plotting its raid on Los Angeles, Hyman feared his life's work would be trampled underfoot. Starbucks even promised as much. "They just flat-out said, 'If you don't sell out to us, we're going to surround your stores,' " Hyman recalled. "And lo and behold, that's what happened—and it was the best thing that ever happened to us."


http://www.slate.com/id/2180301/?GT1=10837
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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Smile News, Starbucks serves up double Grammy disc.

The Recording Academy and Starbucks are commemorating the 50th Grammy Awards with a two-disc collection of Grammy hits. The album's 30 tracks span Bobby Darin's Mack the Knife to the Dixie Chicks' Not Ready to Make Nice and include John Lennon, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Otis Redding.

http://blogs.usatoday.com/entertainment/
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:34 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Sounds cool, I'll check it out.
Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post News, Are Starbucks' 'skinny' drinks offensive?

The coffee retailer says a recent ad campaign for a fat- and sugar-free drink does not target women, but rather people who are health-conscious.

Shortly after Starbucks (SBUX, news, msgs) launched its new woman-centric "skinny latte" advertising campaign in January, the blogosphere erupted in criticism –- and some praise.

Much of the controversy focuses on the use of the term skinny to describe the fat- and sugar-free drink.

Are 'skinny' drinks offensive? - MSN Money
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Oh please. Check your grocer's freezer. There is a whole line of low-fat ice cream products called "Skinny Cow". The word skinny is not offense. I guess if they called it "Anti-fat slob woman drinks" it would be offensive. With the huge market for low fat items I don't see what the issue is?
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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People have a complex about political correctness, that's what the issue is. The whiners can stuff it.
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