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Starbucks Odyssey’s community lead sees NFTs as the best way to build brand loyalty

The NFT space may be down substantially from all-time highs, but brands and loyalty programs looking to reach fans in new ways can still find value, said Steve Kaczynski, co-author of the book “The

Starbucks is experimenting with ‘scanless checkout’ for drive-through users

Starbucks is testing a new way for customers to pay for their favorite beverages — without even having to pull out their phone. The company confirmed an internal test of “scanless pay,&#82

You can now order Starbucks with your Target Drive Up order pickup

Nationwide retailer Target is encouraging more consumers to use the convenience of its curbside order pick-up service with the addition of a new perk: Starbucks coffee. The company announced today tha

DoorDash expands Starbucks partnership with plans to reach all US states by March

Starbucks will become available for delivery via DoorDash across all 50 U.S. states by March, in an expansion of a partnership with the delivery service announced last year. In September, Starbucks an

Starbucks’ NFT program may drive more digital collectible integrations with big brands

As the world becomes more digital, the demands and needs of everyday consumers are changing — and NFTs might be a big part of the future for brands looking to shake up their rewards programs.

Starbucks opens up its web3 loyalty program and NFT community to first beta testers

Starbucks today is launching its blockchain-based loyalty program and NFT community, Starbucks Odyssey, to its first group of U.S. beta testers. The new initiative, which includes coffee-themed NFTs t

Starbucks and DoorDash launch delivery partnership, will expand offering nationwide in 2023

Starbucks is adding a new delivery partner, as the coffee giant has entered into a partnership with DoorDash that will expand nationally in 2023, the companies confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The

Daily Crunch: New Starbucks Odyssey loyalty program ‘happens to be built on blockchain and web3’

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Starbucks details its blockchain-based loyalty platform and NFT community, Starbucks Odyssey

Starbucks is today officially introducing Starbucks Odyssey, launching later this year — the coffee chain’s first foray into building with web3 technology. The new experience combines the

Apple Pay launches in Malaysia

Apple launched Apple Pay, which lets customers make payments in stores and online through iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or Mac, in Malaysia on Tuesday. Currently, Apple Pay is supported for Malaysian cust

Amazon buys Roomba’s maker, Bolt vanishes, and YC slims down

Hello again! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we quickly recap the top stories to cross TechCrunch dot-com over the past seven days. Want it in your inbox? Get it here. The most re

Starbucks to unveil its web3-based rewards program next month

Starbucks will unveil its web3 initiative, which includes coffee-themed NFTs, at next month’s Investor Day event. The company earlier this year announced its plans to enter the web3 space, notin

An Apple store in Maryland makes history by forming the company’s first recognized union

As several Apple stores across the country fight to unionize, workers in Towson, Maryland became the first to win formal recognition. Out of 110 eligible employees, the union received 65 yes votes and

Apple VP kindly reminds retail workers that they can say no to unions

As a handful of Apple retail locations begin the process of unionizing, the trillion-dollar company’s vice president of people and retail Deirdre O’Brien delivered a warning to 58,000 reta

Pokémon GO trainers who use Amazon Prime can snag some bonus items

Let’s say we have a Venn diagram with two circles: Pokémon GO players and Amazon Prime members. If you fall in the middle, congrats! Here’s 30 pokéballs. Niantic’s flagship Pokémo

Daily Crunch: European startup studio eFounders unveils its next-generation CRM tool

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Starbucks to launch NFTs this year, offering access to ‘unique experiences and benefits’

Would you like an NFT with your Starbucks latte? The coffee giant this week announced its plans to enter the web3 space with the launch of its own NFT collection later this year, where the individual

Impossible Foods’ Pat Brown will discuss plant-based meats at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

You can’t tackle climate change without taking a hard look at the environmental impact of the global meat and dairy industries. Combined, they emit 7.1 gigatons of greenhouse gasses every year and a

An Apple Store in Atlanta is the first to file for a union election

Apple retail workers at the Cumberland Mall store in Atlanta, Georgia became the first group of U.S. Apple store workers to reach a crucial step in the formal unionization process: filing for a union

Apple retail workers at the Grand Central store are trying to unionize

From Activision to Amazon, historic union elections are changing the way that Americans think about work. Now, Apple is the next tech giant to reckon with an employee-driven labor movement. Calling th
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