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Starbucks Wins the Cup for In-Store Mobile Payments, Apple in Second

Starbucks (SBUX) is winning the in-store mobile-payments war, beating tech heavyweights Apple, Google, and Samsung Electronics at their own game. The cafe chain's mobile-payment service will be used by 23.4 million Americans this year, edging Apple (AAPL), with 22 million. Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google unit, with 11.1 million users, and Samsung  (South Korea: 005930), with 9.9 million, lag far behind, according to an eMarketer report released today.