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While it’s been a partner of iTunes in the past, Starbucks announced on Monday a big partnership with Spotify that will link its 7,000 stores in the US and 10 million My Starbucks Rewards loyalty members with Spotify’s 60 million global users.
Most notably, Starbucks’ 150,000 US-based employees will receive a free Spotify Premium subscription in the coming weeks, followed shortly thereafter by employees in Canada and the UK. Spotify Premium is priced at $10 per month.
Hackers are stealing money from users’ credit cards, banks, and PayPal accounts through the Starbucks mobile app, the coffee giant confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
The app, which lets users pay at checkout and reload Starbucks gift cards, has an auto-reload function that makes it easy for hackers to take from users, not needing any account numbers.
Elon Musk, CEO of electric car company Tesla, had kind words for Apple when asked by an analyst during the company’s quarterly earnings call on Tuesday if he feared an electric car from Apple, given its large customer base and giant cash pile for plenty of research and development spending.
“I actually hope Apple gets into the car business, that would be great,” the outspoken Musk said, showing no concern for the rumors that Apple has plans to launch an electric car in the coming years.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a design patent for the Apple Watch on Wednesday, covering the look and feel of the wearable that hit the market at the end of April.
The patent covers the entire design of the device, from the screen, sensors, charging apparatus, digital crown, and more. Like with all companies do, Apple filed for the patent to protect itself against competitors, so they can’t use an identical design.