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Starbucks Japan Wants Customers To Pay For Coffee With Pens

From: engadget.com

Starbucks Japan sells a range of NFC-enabled goods and accessories linked to a digital wallet, which you can use to pay for your purchase. Unlike Costa’s NFC-enabled cups in the UK, though, those products aren’t even related to coffee. The latest addition to Starbucks Japan’s “Touch” line of goods, for instance, is a pen — a stylish one at that, with coffee-colored ink. It uses a contactless technology called FeliCa that’s widely used in the country, allowing customers to simply tap it on a payment terminal.

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