Starbucks dips a toe into the Square Wallet app, Pinterest lets you keep secret boards, and Airbnb users offer free rooms for Sandy victims.
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Today's tech news roundup explains how to pay with
Square Wallet at Starbucks
and how it's different from the Starbucks app. Small businesses have been taking hands-free payments with Square Wallet for several months. But Starbucks, which
recently invested in Square
, is still requiring you to scan your phone screen at checkout. Also in today's show:
- Pinterest users can finally
pin in private
. Users can create three "Secret Boards" for personal use, or to share with select users.
uncorked its wine store
, delivering to select states. Prime customers won't get the perks of free shipping.
- After weeks of hype,
Angry Birds Star Wars
finally is available to download. The Rebel Alliance birds battle the Dark Lord of the pigs.
- Hundreds of Airbnb users are
offering free rooms
to anyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. New York City is working with the service to connect people who need shelter after the storm.
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