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5 Bleeding-Edge Brands That Are Infusing Retail With Artificial Intelligence

The next time you're in a Lowe's hardware store don't be surprised if a robot zooms up to ask if anyone needs help. And when you order your morning joe, […]

More Customer Service Brands Are Getting Creative With Twitter’s New Curated Profiles

Earlier this summer, Twitter started beta testing a new feature that gives brands more creativity and control over how their accounts appear. Now, it seems to be rolling out the feature to a wider swath of brands.

3 Simpsons Writers Spent So Much Time at Starbucks, They Created a Series for the Chain

For more than three years, The Simpsons writers Joel Cohen, Rob LaZebnik and John Frink have spent their early mornings working on a movie project from a Los Angeles Starbucks before heading to the nearby Fox studio lot.

Howard Schultz Is Stepping Down as CEO of Starbucks

Longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, known for weighing in often on social issues and associating the brand with causes, is stepping down from the role, the company announced today. Current president and COO Kevin Johnson will become CEO of the company, effective April 3, with Schultz remaining executive chairman.

Starbucks Is Selling a $150 Smart Mug That Lets You Control the Temperature of Your Coffee

Watch out, folks, your coffee may soon be getting hacked—in a good way.

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

Starbucks wants consumers to know it's heard their deep concerns about its Christmas cups, and has worked hard to rectify the situation.

The Green Starbucks Cup, Designed to Bring People Together, Is Just Another Thing to Be Pissed About

Heading into the holiday season, Starbucks wants Americans to feel united again after a brutal election season. But Americans clearly just aren't ready for that. They want to fight—over the color of a cup.

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes Are Killing It on Instagram

Starbucks has become a bit of a case-study example for marketers when it comes to creating social buzz for its products, and in no season is that more evident than fall when it sells the popular pumpkin spice latte drinks.

Is Pokemon Go Finally Making Augmented Reality Mainstream?

Until Pokemon Go became a viral phenomenon by amassing more than 100 million downloads in a few weeks, augmented reality was confined to tech types and sci-fi fiends.

Starbucks’ Off-Menu Rainbow-Colored Drinks Are Lighting Up Instagram

Colorful, off-menu drinks at Starbucks have taken over Instagram. About a month ago, pictures of a beverage called a "pink drink" that's made with acai tea and coconut milk started popping up on the app, followed by purple, blue, green and orange varieties.