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Starbucks says Square Wallet for payment with phones begins early November

Starbucks Coffee (SBUX) announced in a press release to coincide with its Global Leadership Conference that customers will be able to use Square Wallet to pay with their mobile phones at U.S. Starbucks stores beginning in early November. Starbucks also said it will enable digital tipping on its existing mobile payment applications and on Square Wallet for its U.S. store employees in summer 2013. Starbucks said its mobile application is now integrated with Apple’s (AAPL) Passbook on iPhone and iPod touch. Starbucks said its third retail store for Evolution Fresh will open mid-October in San Francisco and it plans to open an additional store in Seattle in mid-November. Also, Starbucks plans to roll-out fresh La Boulange products to its company-operated stores in the U.S. beginning with the broader San Francisco area in late spring 2013.