So does that mean if I praise this new development, will I get free Skinny Chai Lattes for life???
Originally posted on Variety:
As Hollywood takes advantage of new digital platforms to distribute — and monetize — its content, Starbucks is about to play a more important role for studios as a revenue source.
The coffee chain said Wednesday it has brewed up a new deal with Google to provide free in-store Wi-Fi to customers using laptops, tablets and smartphones in its stores that will be ten times faster than the current wireless service it offers through AT&T.
Starbucks plans to convert more than 7,000 stores in the U.S. to the faster network. AT&T will continue to provide Internet access during the transition.
Starbucks and Google will also co-develop a new Starbucks Digital Network, which currently provides access to news and entertainment from sources like the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s iTunes, USA Today, ESPN, Yahoo! Finance, Zagat, Marvel Digital Comics, Nick Jr. Boost, SnagFilms, Yahoo! entertainment and Starbucks’ own entertainment arm.
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