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Starbucks & The Economist Admit To Using Google+ Mostly For SEO Benefits by @mattsouthern

The New York Times published a report last Friday dissecting the benefits of Google+; they believe Google benefits more than its users do, but also highlighted two major brands using the network to enhance their SEO efforts. Reporter Claire Cain Miller starts off by making a case that even though Google+ isn’t much of a competitor […]Author informationMatt SouthernMatt Southern is a marketing, communications and public relations professional. He provides strategic digital marketing services at an agency called Bureau in Ontario, Canada. He has a bachelors degree in communication and an unparalleled passion for helping businesses get their message out.TwitterFacebookGoogle+The post Starbucks & The Economist Admit To Using Google+ Mostly For SEO Benefits by @mattsouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Starbucks: We Stored Your Passwords in Plaintext

The Starbucks mobile app saves your passwords and other user information in unsecured plaintext, Starbucks executives confirmed Thursday User information, including passwords, email addresses, usernames and geolocation data, was unencrypted — making it readily accessible to anyone who plugs the handset into a PC, according to a report detailing the vulnerability. The Starbucks app, which is available to iOS, Android and Blackberry users, is the most popular mobile payment app in the US According to the report, passwords are stored this way to make it easier for users to make purchases. — Customers only need to enter their password and username once, when first using the app, and can make all subsequent purchases without entering any log in information. Read more…More about Starbucks, Passwords, Mobile Security, and Tech

Man Orders World’s Most Expensive Starbucks Drink at $47.30

If you’re feeling sluggish today, just head over to Starbucks and get yourself a Quadriginoctuple Frap. It’ll give you 48 shots of pure caffeine, and will only cost you $47.50. A now, what we imagine, very buzzed Beau Chevassus created the drink at a Washington branch of the shop in an effort to set the world record for the most expensive coffee concoction. Chevassus blew the last contender — who last year created a $23.60 drink with 16 shots of espresso — out of the caffeinated water. SEE ALSO: Tired of Plastic? Upgrade Your Starbucks Card to Metal for $450 The record-breaking coffee included 48 shots in a venti mocha frappuccino with soy mocha drizzle, matcha powder, protei… Continue reading… More About: starbucks