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Updated Starbucks App Lets You Tip Your Barista

Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

An update going live next week will let users of Starbucks’ popular iPhone app give tips to their baristas via their phones and receive digital receipts. The updated app will also include functionality that displays a customer’s barcode for payment scanning when the customer shakes the phone.

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