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Actually, Starbucks DOES Know How to Spell Colombia - Posted 16 hours ago
For today's example of a journalist linking to an article without fully reading that article, we turn to Boston-based GlobalPost blogger Timothy McGrath. Halfway down McGrath's ... [Fishbowl NY]

Actually, Starbucks DOES Know How to Spell Colombia - Posted 16 hours ago
For today's example of a journalist linking to an article without fully reading that article, we turn to Boston-based GlobalPost blogger Timothy McGrath. Halfway down McGrath's ... [FishbowlNY]

Starbucks to Give Oprah Her Own Tea Blend - Posted March 20, 2014
Starting April 29, Oprah fans can get a little closer to the media maven by drinking tea bearing her name. Starbucks has announced that Teavana Oprah Chai Tea will be sold in Starbucks and Teavana locations across the country at the end of next month. Oprah worked... [Fishbowl NY]

Starbucks to Give Oprah Her Own Tea Blend - Posted March 20, 2014
Starting April 29, Oprah fans can get a little closer to the media maven by drinking tea bearing her name. Starbucks has announced that Teavana Oprah Chai Tea will be sold in Starbucks and Teavana locations across the country at the end of next month. Oprah worked... [FishbowlNY]

Pock.io Becomes First U.K. Retailer to Sell Gift Cards for Cryptocurrencies - Posted March 14, 2014
(CoinDesk) Consumers in the U.K. can now use their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to buy gift cards for major online retailers like Amazon, Google Play Store, ASOS and Starbucks. Launched at the end of January, Pock.io has become the first British service to exchange retailer gift cards ... [Bitcoins Insider]

Starbucks Adding Digital Tipping, Mobile Ordering to its Mobile App - Posted March 13, 2014
Popular coffee chain, Starbucks, will be adding a new feature to its iPhone coffee app on March 19: digital tipping. In a press release about the new app update, Starbucks "has been a top suggestion on ... [FishbowlDC]

The 5 Most Socially Engaged Restaurant Brands - Posted January 29, 2014
Today we stumbled across the Restaurant Social Media Index, a three-year-old research tool measuring the performance of various restaurant brands on social media. We were first drawn to this list of names with the grea... [PRNewser]

Edelman Appoints New Head of Chicago Office - Posted January 24, 2014
In yet another revolving door announcement, Edelman named Jay Porter as the new president of its inaugural Chicago office. Porter was most recently executive vice president and global client relationsh... [PRNewser]

Starbucks Admits its Payment App Stored Unencrypted Usernames and Passwords - Posted January 16, 2014
App security, and security in general have been a major focus for most developers and retailers, especially since the security hack of Neiman Marcus and Target during the holiday season. Now, the latest, is the negligent storage of usernames and passwords of Starbuck's payment app, which was reported to be simply... [FishbowlDC]

Starbucks Gets Frap-Slapped by Missouri Pub Owner - Posted January 1, 2014
Sometimes, I think I should be one of the Occupy Wall Street folks. And then I remember I much I love to bathe and exercise proper oral hygiene and move on to something on TV. Corporate folk so easily forget the times when they struggled, so when "the little guy" gets... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Dorsey Joins Disney Board | Santa Tracker - Posted December 24, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Top 10 Social Media Wins of 2013 - Posted December 20, 2013
The next round of "likes" is on us... We already shared the worst of social media in 2013, so here's to the best...or at ... [AgencySpy]

Top 10 Social Media Wins of 2013 - Posted December 20, 2013
The next round of "likes" is on us... We already shared the worst of social media in 2013, so here's to the best...or at ... [PRNewser]

Starbucks Joins the Black Friday Black Eye to the Holidays - Posted November 27, 2013
[caption id="attachment_78878" align="alignleft" width="420"] Kinda says it all to me after this holiday buzzkill news[/caption] Sure, there's a Starbucks on every corner. If you don't believe me, listen to ... [PRNewser]

Starbucks Is Now on the Rails... In Switzerland - Posted November 21, 2013
European train travel has always conjured images of adventure or romance in classic movies. But in America, trips by rail seem to be more about getting from point A to point B. Now Starbucks has set out to ca... [PRNewser]

How to Send Starbucks Coffee eGifts via Twitter - Posted October 29, 2013
Starbucks and Twitter are teaming up to bring everyone more caffeine to their Twitter stream - with Starbucks Tweet a Coffee. To send your favorite Twitter personality a jump start to their day, visit Starbucks.com/tweetacoffee to create a Starbucks rewards account, then tweet @tweetacoffee to your recipient to send $5 worth... [AppNewser]

SNL Takes Pumpkin Spice Marketing Craze to Disturbingly Hilarious New Level - Posted October 29, 2013
As a lifelong New Englander, I am a self-proclaimed sucker for all things autumn -- I know it's an evil marketing ploy that gets me to shell out my hard-earned cash for "limited time" treats like pumpkin spice tea and apple cinnamon candles, but something in my Massachsuetts... [PRNewser]

Starbucks 'DuffinGate' Controversy Continues Unabated - Posted October 11, 2013
However you may feel about Starbucks coffee, the brand and its CEO Howard Schultz are brilliant at identifying the latest cultural trend and turning it into a marketing opportunity. This week the chain sponsored a petition urging our government to "Open It Back Up" and included ... [PRNewser]

How to Help Your Brand Connect to LGBT Audiences - Posted September 18, 2013
Now that the majority of Americans (if not the majority of American states) have accepted same-sex marriage and effectively welcomed the LGBT community into mainstream culture, brand strategists ... [PRNewser]

Starbucks Asks Customers to Leave Their Guns at Home - Posted September 18, 2013
If your morning plans included sipping a mocha frappe at your local Starbucks while lovingly polishing your Colt 45, the coffee shop chain kindly requests that you reconsider, and leave the gun at home. Many U.S. restaurants an... [PRNewser]

PR Win: Bloomberg's Sign-Language Specialist Becomes an Advocate for the Deaf - Posted August 28, 2013
Hey, remember Lydia Callis? Sure you do--she became an instant YouTube celebrity last October for her repeat appearances at New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's side during Hurricane Sandy. Her animated sign-language style and the obvious passion she poured into her job endeared her to millions; she even inspired a Saturday Night... [PRNewser]

Newtown Starbucks Closed to Prevent Gun Control 'Debate' Event - Posted August 14, 2013
The best way to manage the damage from a PR crisis is to avoid it altogether, right? In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it story, Starbucks scored a ... [PRNewser]

How To (Really) Measure The Value Of A Facebook Fan - Posted August 14, 2013
Studies analyzing the value of Facebook fans, like ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Embedded Posts | Twitter Data Requests - Posted August 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Ousts AT&T at Starbucks With Faster Free Wi-Fi - Posted July 31, 2013
The internet is getting faster at Starbucks now that Google is replacing AT&T at the nation's largest coffee chain and home away from home workstation. Google is promising a 10x boost in speed with up to 100x boost in speed in Google Fiber cities like Austin. The transition will start in... [AppNewser]

Google To Bring Faster Wi-Fi to Starbucks - Posted July 31, 2013
If your office headquarters are at Starbucks, your internet service is about to get a free refill. Starbucks has partnered with Google to upgrade its Wi-Fi connection, as well as the Starbucks Digital Network homepage, in 7,000 Starbucks locations across the United States. Google won the partnership with the Seattle-based company by offeri... [SocialTimes.com]

Google To Bring Faster Wi-Fi to Starbucks - Posted July 31, 2013
If your office headquarters are at Starbucks, your internet service is about to get a free refill. Starbucks has partnered with Google to upgrade its Wi-Fi connection, as well as the Starbucks Digital Network homepage, in 7,000 Starbucks locations across the United States. Google won the partnership with the Seattle-based company by offeri... [AllFacebook]

How Big Brands Use Hashtags On Facebook, And How You Can, Too - Posted July 15, 2013
In June, Facebook announced that status updates could include "clickable" hashtags. Users... [AllFacebook]

Global Corporate Networks Exposed through New Online Platform - Posted July 11, 2013
World-wide interests of US banks first to be identified [Press Release] A new online platform launched today is set to provide free and open access to global corpo... [AllTwitter]

Nike Tops New Nitrogram 50 List Of Most Popular Brands On Instagram - Posted June 24, 2013
The Nitrogram 50, a list of the 50 most popular brands on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network ... [AllFacebook]

Dunkin' Donuts Becomes First Fast Food Chain to Offer Gluten-Free Pastries - Posted June 20, 2013
Pastry enthusiasts on gluten-free diets need no longer stare longingly across the counter at forbidden blueberry muffins while ordering their Dunkin' Donuts coffee -- soon they'll be able to indulge in some sweet treats alongside their wheat-tolerant friends. D&D chains wil... [PRNewser]

STUDY: More Top Brands Flock To Instagram - Posted May 13, 2013
Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site's photo-sharing network, ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Gifts Starting To Go Global - Posted April 8, 2013
Facebook's Gifts feature is slowly starting to go global, as readers of sister blog Inside Facebook located in the ... [AllFacebook]

Move Over, Superman: Starbucks CEO Has His Own Comic Book - Posted March 5, 2013
It's a Bird! It's a plane! It's...Super CEO! We're pretty sure The Justice League didn't advertise an open position, but no matter. Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, can stand on his own (and so, apparently, can his comic book). From the same state... [PRNewser]

'Fortune' Reveals World's Most Admired Companies; Facebook Makes List At No. 48 - Posted March 1, 2013
Facebook secured a spot on Fortune's 30th annual ... [AllFacebook]

NYT and Starbucks: A Real-Life Paywall? - Posted February 28, 2013
Yesterday, the New York Times and Starbucks announced a partnership that would grant 15 free articles to digital users on the Starbucks Wi-Fi. This isn't the first time the companies have forg... [TVSpy]

New York Times Offers 15 Free Articles if You Can Just Stomach Starbucks' Terrible Coffee - Posted February 27, 2013
Bad coffee enthusiasts rejoice! The New York Times has announced a partnerhsip with Starbucks that gives those using Starbucks' wifi free access to 15 articles per day. Under the plan, those visiting Starbucks who navigate to the Times' sit... [Fishbowl NY]

New York Times Offers 15 Free Articles if You Can Just Stomach Starbucks' Terrible Coffee - Posted February 27, 2013
Bad coffee enthusiasts rejoice! The New York Times has announced a partnerhsip with Starbucks that gives those using Starbucks' wifi free access to 15 articles per day. Under the plan, those visiting Starbucks who navigate to the Times' sit... [FishbowlNY]

What Does The Facebook Card Mean For Brands? - Posted February 5, 2013
Last week, Facebook entered the gift card market with the Facebook Card -- a new addition to ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Marketing Firm Spredfast Raises $18M - Posted February 5, 2013
Social marketing software provider ... [AllFacebook]

UPDATED: Facebook Jumps Into The Gift Card Market With Facebook Cards - Posted January 31, 2013
Facebook made a serious entry into the social gifting fray with Facebook Gifts last year, and now it's looking to go deeper into the market. The company Thursday announced the Facebook Card, a plastic gift card that hold all electronic gift cards users have received through the social... [AllFacebook]

Dr. McDreamy, Tully's Coffee Take on Starbucks - Posted January 4, 2013
Capitalism, at its most basic, is a system that enables the public to vote with its money. By offering or withholding funds, the public decides which companies succeed and which companies fail. So as cynical and jaded as the public can be about the ubiquitous presence of Sta... [PRNewser]

The World's Greatest Brands: 2013 Edition - Posted January 2, 2013
Welcome back, dear readers! We hope everyone had a great holiday and survived t... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Development In Three Years - Posted December 27, 2012
In January 2010, Facebook had just 337 million users -- a figure that has ballooned to roughly 1 billion this year. While Facebook is still most popular in the U.S., the social network has grown in leaps in bounds in countries such as Brazil and India over the past three years.... [AllFacebook]

Social Gifting On Facebook Trending Toward Local Experiences - Posted December 12, 2012
As Facebook looks for ways to monetize its presence, the company rolled out Gifts earlier this year -- a program that is now available to all U.S. u... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter-Pinterest Integration | HootSuite Apps - Posted December 12, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Starbucks Earns Instagram Bragging Rights - Posted December 11, 2012
What brands do you Instagram? Do you snap pictures of your favorite foods? Your favorite stores? How about your morning coffee? According to GazeMetrix, an early stage image-recognition startup, helps brands track where their logos are being photographed across social media, Starbucks earns bragging rights for bring... [SocialTimes.com]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [PRNewser]

6 Brands Taking Social Media Strategy Beyond Facebook - Posted December 10, 2012
We found ourselves intrigued by last week's Forbes post on "Why Facebook Can't Be the Center of Your Social ... [AgencySpy]

How Can Brands Build Loyalty Through Facebook? - Posted December 5, 2012
Subway has a pretty tasty deal with CityVille players. Those who play t... [AllFacebook]

Will the World Grow Weary of Starbucks's Unstoppable Growth? - Posted December 5, 2012
Ok, now this is just surreal. We've all heard the jokes about how there is a Starbucks on every street corner, and we know that statement is funny because it is (almost) true. Everywhere you turn, no matter where you are, you'll see that green and white logo--beside the gas station, across... [PRNewser]

Starbucks Unveils New $7 'Grande' Cup of Joe - Posted November 28, 2012
We've all heard more than enough about the prolonged American recession/unemployment crisis. We can't blame the public for being confused about the fact that this very same struggling nation can set Black Friday sales records and create demand for--wait for it--a $... [AgencySpy]

Starbucks Unveils New $7 'Grande' Cup of Joe - Posted November 28, 2012
We've all heard more than enough about the prolonged American recession/unemployment crisis. We can't blame the public for being confused about the fact that this very same struggling nation can set Black Friday sales records and create demand for--wait for it--a $... [PRNewser]

ALERT: Free $10 Coupon Offer From Discounts Facebook Page Is A Scam - Posted November 26, 2012
Believing a gift card Facebook offer for Starbucks that seems too good to be true could land users in hot water. ... [AllFacebook]

Creating a 'Breakout Brand' Through PR Outreach - Posted November 14, 2012
A recent survey commissioned by rbb Public Relations and performed by IBOPE/Zogby International received a bit of ... [AgencySpy]

Starbucks Builds a Library-Themed Pop-Up Store in Tokyo - Posted October 23, 2012
In Tokyo, the design firm nendo created the Starbucks Espresso Journey pop-up store to help the coffee chain promote its espresso drinks--a coffee shop that looks like a library. The library shelves featured nine books, each book sharing inf... [GalleyCat]

How to Be Good at Instagram - Posted October 22, 2012
Today in Yes, We Know This Video Is a Couple of Weeks Old News: We just checked out Casey Neistat's nearly viral "Instagram I Love You" short, and we think he may be onto something (other than the fact that Rick Ross is kind of a badass). In summary: Neistat thinks Instagram... [PRNewser]

Starbucks Runs Low on Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Pandemonium Ensues. - Posted October 8, 2012
It's that time of year again -- pumpkin-flavored everything lines the shelves at grocery stores and adorns the menus of coffee shops and bakeries alike, perpetuating that festive fall feeling. But what happens when businesses deprive loyal customers of their pumpkin-licious treats? If th... [PRNewser]

Starbucks To Accept Square App Payments & To Add Digital Tipping Next Year - Posted October 4, 2012
Starbucks and mobile payments company Square will allow coffee customers to pay with their Square Wallet app beginning next month. In addition, Starbucks will enable digital tipping on its existing mobile payment apps, as well as on Square Wallet in U.S. stores in summer 2013. The new f... [AppNewser]

Social Gifting Is Booming On Facebook - Posted September 27, 2012
We all know the five-second reaction to seeing a friend's birthday on Facebook -- a basic greeting posted to their timelin... [AllFacebook]

Gifties, A New Facebook Game, Has Real Rewards - Posted September 20, 2012
Remember SuperPoke!, when you could virtually bake a cake for a friend or throw a sheep at them? A new Facebook game, ... [AllFacebook]

Report: Only 30 Of Top 500 Online Retailers Offer Login With Facebook - Posted September 10, 2012
Only 30 of the top 500 online retailers, or just 6 percent, have a... [AllFacebook]

People Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes So Much, They Crashed Starbucks' Facebook Contest - Posted August 21, 2012
As summer turns to fall, it's time for one of Starbucks' most popular drinks -- the pumpkin spice latte. The coffee shop ... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Are Likes Free Speech? | LinkedIn Developer Tools | Twitter Subpoena - Posted August 8, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

A Citi Banner Ad On Starbucks' Facebook Timeline Page? Adware Strikes Again - Posted July 27, 2012
A large banner ad for Citi appearing prominently under the cover photo on the ... [AllFacebook]

Companies Are Asking Facebook Fans For Ideas - Posted July 16, 2012
Want to tell a company its product would be great if it just did one little thing differently? ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook: The End Of The Beginning - Posted June 13, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering is a milestone in the evolutio... [AllFacebook]

ComScore: There's More To Social Marketing Besides Facebook Likes - Posted June 13, 2012
There's more to Facebook marketing besides racking up a bunch of "likes." ComScore Tuesday released "... [AllFacebook]

Starbucks Branching Out in Many Directions - Posted June 8, 2012
We have three very different announcements from Starbucks. First we had news that the coffee emporium was expanding its food options with the $100 million purchase of La Boulange, with that company's pastries replacing the items Starbucks currently stocks. Starbucks also plans to take La Boulange, a Bay-area... [PRNewser]

INFOGRAPHIC: Kraft, Brazil Show Strong Facebook Global Marketing Growth - Posted May 15, 2012
Facebook analytics provider Socialbakers examined efforts ... [AllFacebook]

2009 Study On Facebook Engagement Holds True - Posted May 14, 2012
Engagement is social media's new hot-button metric. But much remains unknown as to how ... [AllFacebook]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Reputations, Digital, and Job Opportunities at the Arthur Page Conference - Posted March 23, 2012
In addition to announcing a new corp comms model, the Arthur W. Page Society is having a ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: GolinHarris, Women at NBCU, Allison + Partners, and More - Posted February 15, 2012
Margaret Shubny has joined GolinHarris in Chicago, filling a new executive director role. She will be leading several accounts in the healthcare practice as p... [PRNewser]

More Companies Raising Prices - Posted January 4, 2012
Three more companies have announced that they are raises prices on their goods or services: Starbucks is raising prices by one percent on some items across the Northeast and Sunbelt; ... [PRNewser]

Black Friday Tip: Starbucks Cup Magic iPhone App Can Send eGifts - Posted November 25, 2011
The free Starbucks Cup Magic for iPhone app gained attention for its entertaining Augmented Reality interaction with Red Cup beverages at Starbucks. You can see what I found for the latte I bought in the video embeddded below. However, if you ar... [SocialTimes.com]

On Nov. 15, Starbucks Cup Magic Will Bring Red Cups to Life on Android & iPhone - Posted November 10, 2011
If you really need a good reason to make yet another trip to Starbucks, here's one to consider. On November 15, apps for Android and iPhone will be released that uses Augmented Reality (AR) to bring characters encoded on the Starbucks red cups to life. Pointing an iPhone or Android phone running... [SocialTimes.com]

Starbucks' Small Business Campaign Can Be Both Philanthropic and PR - Posted November 2, 2011
... [AgencySpy]

Free Coffee! Or Spend $85 On a Starbucks T-Shirt - Posted September 29, 2011
Today is National Coffee Day and some companies are using the holiday to give away free coffee, which is great. You have until 11a.m. to get your free cup at 7-11 and Kri... [PRNewser]

Starbuck's CEO Speaks, Emails, Tweets to D.C. 'No Donations for You' - Posted September 8, 2011
For the past few weeks Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has been stirring up interest in his town hall meeting. The town hall meeting was held Tuesday night as a phone-in and social media debate about the "paralysis and uncertainty" he says is being brought about by the high levels of... [SocialTimes.com]

Crowd Source Twitter Account Wants To Give You A Free Coffee (But Asks That You Pay It Forward) - Posted August 9, 2011
Now this is one of the most unique uses of Twitter I've seen. A kindly, pay-it-forward type has uploaded a picture of his Starbucks card for all the world to use at Starbucks that accept smartphone payments (most US retail locations). He only asks that if you have some spare change,... [AllTwitter]

Twitter+Starbucks App Account = Social Coffee Experiment : Jonathan's Card - Posted August 8, 2011
There's an interesting social experiment going on that involves a Twitter account, Starbucks mobile apps and a bit of web software development. The Twitter account is found here: @jonathanscard If you go there, you'll see a series of mesages indicating money added... [SocialTimes.com]

My Coffee Card Pro: Pay for Starbucks Coffee With Your Android Smartphone (app free today only) - Posted June 13, 2011
The Starbucks Card Mobile for the iPhone is a great app for people who use Starbucks pre-paid cards. It lets you pay for a product by scanning a barcode on the iPhone's screen. The balance of the card is updated almost instantly. I've long wondered why Starbucks does not provide an... [SocialTimes.com]

Edelman Names Ng To Lead Starbucks APAC Business - Posted May 16, 2011
Edelman has appointed Derek Ng to the regional client relationship manager (CRM) po... [PRNewser]

Study Finds Correlation Between Social Media Popularity and Share Price - Posted March 18, 2011
A study conducted by Pace University doctoral student Arthur O'Connor and Famecount.com, a ... [AgencySpy]

Does Starbucks Have an Accessibility Issue? - Posted March 14, 2011
... [PRNewser]

Strange Brew Blending on 'Morning Joe' - Posted March 9, 2011
Wayne's World has been making the cable rounds recently. At one point in the movie Wayne is forced to interview a major advertiser on his show. Wayne was happy to do it....NOT! This morning, I see an ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: CBS, NBC, Glover Park, Starbucks, and More - Posted March 4, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16563" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Sonya McNair"][/caption] Jim Lanzone has been named president of CBS Interactive as part ... [PRNewser]

The Latest Logo Redesign Is... - Posted January 6, 2011
Starbucks. The new logo is meant to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. "Throughout the last four decades, the Siren has been there through it all," ... [PRNewser]

MWW's Kempner Named to White House Council - Posted December 15, 2010
President Obama has announced the list of intended members of the newly-established White House Council for Community Solutions. Alo... [PRNewser]

Companies Thinking Small to Go Green - Posted December 1, 2010
Starbucks has set a goal to make all of its coffee cups (one billion per year, says the New York Times) recyclable or reusable by 2015. To start, Starbucks la... [PRNewser]

Sharing Books with our Troops - Posted November 11, 2010
To honor our veterans today, we've collected links to share books with our troops. The nonprofit E-Books for Troops will help you share your used Kindle with our troops overseas. Through ... [GalleyCat]

A Visit to the Starbucks Digital Network on an iPhone 4 - FYI: Free iTunes Tunes Too! - Posted November 3, 2010
I felt a need for a flavored latte of some kind yesterday at mid-afternoon. So, walked across the street to Starbucks and choose a holiday themed egg nog latte. While there I decided to check out the recently launched SDN (Starbucks Digital Network) on my iPhon... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Starbucks Digital Network Mobile Friendly Because Notebook Use in Starbucks Flat or Declining - Posted October 25, 2010
Windows 7, which I like a lot, is essentially a fixed version of Windows Vista. You don't get any big new features when moving from Vista to 7. You do, however, get a much better user experience. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is much like Windows 7 in its relationship... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Pay for Coffee Using the Starbucks BlackBerry or iPhone App: Seattle, SF Bay Area, NYC & Target Stores - Posted October 25, 2010
The nearly 300 Starbucks owned stores in New York City and Long Island are now accepting payment using barcodes displayed by the BlackBerry and iPhone apps. Why just the BlackBerry and iPhone? 71% of smartphones that connect to WiFi at Star... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Starbucks Is Getting Into eBooks - Posted October 20, 2010
Starbucks is getting into eBooks with the launch of the Starbucks Digital Network, a new web portal the coffee chain has launched in partnership with Yahoo. The Starbucks Digital Network features digital content such as music, movies, news and e... [AppNewser]

Edelman Launches Integrated Marketing Unit - Posted October 4, 2010
Today, Edelman launched an integrated marketing unit that offers graphic design services, direct consumer advertising, event production and mobile marketing, and other branding and marketing services. Called ... [PRNewser]

Starbucks' Schultz: Brands Build Trust By 'Integrating Social and Digital Media' - Posted September 22, 2010
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, speaking yesterday at TheWrap's conference on media and the entertainme... [PRNewser]

Think Mobile Goes West - Posted September 20, 2010
This Thursday, September 23, mediabistro.com and MobileContentToday will host the first Think Mobile event on the West coast. Taking place at UCSF in San Francisco, the event will focus on mobile marketing case studies, mobile video, and more. ... [PRNewser]

Sundown on Sunset: Overlooked - Posted January 18, 2008
Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds have a "spiritual marriage" only --she must have taken a gander at his child support payments. Paramount spent a lot of money to make Cloverfield ... [FishbowlLA]

The Corporate Side of Booksigning - Posted September 12, 2007
When Kim Ricketts launched her Book Events company more than three years ago in Seattle, no one else was connecting authors with corporations like Starbucks, Microsoft and Real Networks in a formal way. Now these things are much more commonplace, but that isn't keeping Ricketts from a hectic schedule that ends... [GalleyCat]

Trade Round-Up: August 24, 2007 - Posted August 24, 2007
Ang Lee is back with a new film and like his last boundary-pushing pic, "Brokeback Mountain," the Oscar-winning helmer pushes the envelope again but this time it's with the MPAA. His newest film, "Lust, Caution," just received an NC-17 rating, Variety reports. It's an erotic espionage ... [FishbowlLA]

Starbucks Selection #3: Oral History - Posted August 8, 2007
The AP reports that Starbucks has chosen "Listening Is An Act of Love: A Celebration of American Lives from the StoryCorps Project", a collection of 50 stories in an oral history project as its third book selection. The book, edited by Peabody award winner Dave Isay and published by Penguin P... [GalleyCat]

Authors At the Workplace to Read, Not Work - Posted July 23, 2007
The SF Chronicle's Tamara Straus looks at the recent trend of publishers sending authors not to the bookstores, but to the workplace to tour. Since the fall of 2005, for example, Google has joined several large West Coast companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks and Yahoo in hosting authors for weekly, sometimes... [GalleyCat]

Starbucks to Sell Books in UK - Posted April 5, 2007
The news that Starbucks plans to sell books in its 450 UK stores should be no surprise, considering the success the coffee retailer has had in the US with its two book selections to date, Mitch Albom's FOR ONE MORE DAY and Ishmael Beah's A LONG WAY GONE. The Bookseller reports... [GalleyCat]

We're Going To Need a New Name for This - Posted April 4, 2007
USA Today's Bob Minzesheimer looks at roman a clef novels that the authors swear are anything but. Meghan Daum wonders if memoirists should even bother documenting their self-absorbed lives when they can walk into Starbucks and see ... [GalleyCat]

Katherine Taylor Falls Into Chick Lit Bait Trap - Posted March 7, 2007
In reading debut novelist Katherine Taylor 's interview with the New York Observer's Spencer Morgan, I couldn't help but be reminded of the first time James Frey made headlines, long before any charges of fake writing and fabrication were levied his way. No, I'm t... [GalleyCat]

When Being Dooced Is Only One Side of the Story - Posted March 6, 2007
Sometimes, even us freewheeling bloggers like to exercise a little restraint. Because reporting on publishing people getting fired for what's clearly a case of going overboard on a small matter is, frankly, not the best use of our time and resources. But since Gawker's now gone ahead and present... [GalleyCat]

Yes, Starbucks Has Changed Ishmael Beah's Life - Posted February 27, 2007
Josh Getlin at the LA Times follows former child soldier Ishmael Beah around as he signs books in Manhattan, the author's profile growing in leaps and bounds ever since Starbucks made his memoir A LONG WAY GONE its second book choi... [GalleyCat]

Could Starbucks Trump B&N as Publishing Power Brokers? - Posted February 23, 2007
So posits Crown editor & thriller writer Jason Pinter after comparing and contrasting the opening one-week sales of Chris Bohjalian's THE DOUBLE BIND - picked as Barnes & Noble's second store-wide pick - and Starbucks' sophomore choice, Ishmael Beah's A LONG WAY GONE. According to the March 4... [GalleyCat]

Exact Sales Figures: The Needle/Haystack Conundrum - Posted February 14, 2007
As part of its continuing coverage of the Clive Cussler/Philip Anschutz lawsuit (more on that below) the LA Times delves into one of the key points of the lawsuit - did Cussler grossly overinflate his sales figures - and fans back into the publishing industry's general cluelessness vagueness of exact sales... [GalleyCat]

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