Web Exclusive: Starbucks rewarding customers for paying it forward

Web Exclusive: Starbucks rewarding customers for paying it forward

(CNN/CBS) - Samsung took the wraps off the world's first smartphone with a curved screen.

The new design is expected to improve comfort and convenience for users. The Galaxy Round has a 5.7 inch display and goes on sale today in Korea. There's no word on price or when it will be available in other countries. Rival LG announced this week that it would begin mass producing its own flexible curved screen phone that's expected to hit stores next year.
 
The cardless ATM is coming soon. So, leave the debit card at home. All you'll need is an app on your phone. Financial services giant FIS recently announced its new cardless ATMs. When using the app, you select how much money to withdraw. Then, when you're at the ATM, use the app to scan a code on the ATM screen, and money comes out. Right now, it's still in the  testing phase.
 
In the face of the government shutdown and showdown in congress, Starbucks is launching a "pay it forward" campaign. Now through Friday, customers who buy a drink for a fellow patron will get a free tall brewed coffee. In a letter to employees, CEO Howard Schultz said the government shutdown and other factors have created a period of uncertainty in the U.S. The pay it forward campaign is meant to help fellow citizens support one another in this challenging time.
 
The Jonas Brothers have canceled their up-coming tour. The boy band had a disagreement over the direction of their music and decided to call the concerts off. The 19-date tour was set to begin on Friday. Fans who already bought tickets can get refunds from the vendor who sold them.

 


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