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Glasgow-based Swippii buys struggling startup DripApp

GeekWire , Adweek

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz stepping down, to be replaced by tech vet Kevin Johnson

Strategy Food & Beverage
TechCrunch

Starbucks starts selling Ember mugs, which keep your drink at a steady temp for hours

Finextra

Chase Pay goes live at Starbucks and Best Buy

$150,000 Seed fund
TechCrunch

Here’s the 19th batch of 500 Startups companies

Apps & Services
TechCrunch

Toms releases new Apple Watch bands with official steel lugs and buckles

Re/code

Philz Coffee can’t pay baristas $25 an hour, but it can help make their lives better

The Verge

Toms-branded Apple Watch bands are for when you want to look like a woke bae

Adweek

Starbucks' Red Christmas Cups for 2016 Probably Won't Offend Anybody (Probably)

TreeHugger.com

Starbucks should worry about recyclability, not pretty holiday designs

GeekWire

‚ÄėStunned‚Äô Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urges kindness in post-election message to employees

@BenedictEvans @ellenhuet via Bloomberg , Business Insider , SiliconANGLE Media , +1

Alphabet Taps Brakes on Drone Project, Nixing Starbucks Partnership

GeekWire

Starbucks ‚Äėunity‚Äô cup is actually kind of divisive

Business Insider

We did a blind taste test of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte and Dunkin' Donuts' Pumpkin Latte

Acquisition
mibiz

Ferris Coffee & Nut acquires Lush Gourmet Foods of Kalamazoo

£1,250,000 Seed fund
FinSMEs

Coffee Startup CRU Kafe Raises £1.25M in Funding

Funding
CNET

Unless you're a Starbucks fanatic, pass on its overpriced Verismo coffee pod brewer

Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)
PE HUB

General Atlantic invests in Joe & the Juice

Business Insider

A Y Combinator-backed bicycle cafe is now in more countries than Starbucks

$45,000,000 Venture capital (Series C)
socaltech , Forbes

Philz Coffee Looks Beyond California With $45M Funding

Funding City life