More than 71% of Starbucks smartphone-carrying customers in the USA use BlackBerry smartphones or Apple iPhones.
The company revealed the statistic as it expanded its Starbucks Card Mobile payment service to nearly 300 stores in and around New York City. This test scheme, which started late last year, enables customers to pay for their coffee via their mobile phones by displaying an on-screen barcode that represents a 'real world' Starbucks Card.
Yahoo! has added free text messaging to its Mobile Web Messenger service – a browser-based instant messaging application – although this option isn't available from the UK.
Mobile messaging service Nimbuzz will no longer support Skype messaging and calls from the end of this month.
In a statement, Nimbuzz said "Skype asked us to remove support for their service", adding "Skype’s decision to ask us to stop supporting their service seems to be part of a strategy to disconnect all open third party support."