Most coffee shops look down on customers using a purchased cup of coffee as an excuse to take up a table and surf the internet all day. But Starbucks will soon be encouraging it.
The coffee chain recently started offering free WiFi in its shops. And soon that will come complete with Starbucks specific programming. Rather than compete with McDonald’s on the coffee front, it looks like Starbucks is hoping that its tech partnerships will help bring customers through the front door.