Buy a Friend a Starbucks .. Remotely (on Facebook)

Funny how this launched on my birthday, and I missed it. I guess was pretty heads-down on this project.

Still pretty heads-down (Microsoft PDC is less than a week), actually. Even though, I could not resist posting about this: think E-Coffee, at it’s finest.

You can learn more on the Starbucks Card Page on Facebook. It lets you manage your Starbucks card or add value to a friend’s.

You can find more details on the idea on the My Starbucks Idea blog: “Launching Today – Buy a Friend a Drink Remotely”.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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