This Is Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong

Video: Baristas at Starbucks are widely known for being unable to spell names correctly. Why? Who knows. But New York City-based comedian Paul Gale has a funny theory about it.

What Finally Makes Train Travel Bearable Might Be… Starbucks?

Trains are awesome. Their serpentine strings of steel cars travel hundreds of kilometres an hour, yet give passengers enough stability to sip a tasty drink. On the other hand, trains are awful. Have you ever seen the sickly cafe cars that serve those drinks?

Starbucks Typewriter Guy Answers Our Burning Questions

As you may remember, yesterday, we put up a post poking fun at this then-stranger who had been photographed using a typewriter in Starbucks by one of his fellow students. Cries of rage soon followed from both sympathisers and opponents alike. This man’s typewriter and our mocking tone struck a chord. For some of you, a very deep, perhaps-could-be-helped-with-therapy chord.

Look At This Dude Using His Typewriter In A Starbucks

We’ve already been plenty vocal on our opinions of people who use cafes as their personal office. But this guy — this cretin — makes those non-ordering, space-consuming table squatters look like the saints of Starbucks — and this is their new pope.

Starbucks Is Charging $450 For A Metal Gift Card To Buy Coffee-Flavoured Water

Starbucks, purveyor of coffee-flavored water, builder of coffee-scented corner stores and shelter for no coffee drinking Wi-Fi leeches, has a new shtick: a premium gift card. It’s made of steel! It’s ‘specially etched’! And it’s a super, limited edition that inanely costs $US450.

These Should Be The Real Logos Of Nokia, Starbucks, Playboy And More

I love the alternate-reality logo work by svenska designern Viktor Hertz. After his first series, he’s back with a new batch of Honest Logos, even better than the first. My favorites: Nokia, Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Starbucks Experiment Takes A Turn For The Weird

What happens when a social experiment gets socially experimented on? Jonathan Stark (no relation to Ironman) started a social experiment (which is not a PR stunt) wherein he put his Starbucks Coffee card up for grabs.

Is Jonathan's Starbucks Card A Slick Marketing Campaign?

You know that Starbuck’s pay-it-forward idea hatched by Jonathan Stark? The one where you buy a coffee with a card and add money for the next person. Well, it may be a viral marketing campaign, not some feel-good social experiment.

Now Android Users Can Pay For Macchiatos With An App

Joining the iPhone app, Starbucks now allows customers to pay for their beverages and calorie-laden baked goods with a QR code-creating app. It only works on Android 2.1+, and in the 6800 US stores that support phone payments. [Android via Engadget]

Starbucks iPhone Payment App Scammed By Screenshot

Oh hey, you know that new whiz-bang app Starbucks has for paying with your iPhone? Well, apparently the barcode it produces stays the same every time, meaning that a sneakily procured screenshot can net you infinite coffee (approx. a Trenta’s worth) on someone else’s tab. [The Register]

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