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Mobile Minutes: YouTube Connect; Starbucks ramps up loyalty; Pebble layoffs; Business tablets


Google reportedly is building a mobile live-streaming app similar to Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook’s Live feature.
Read more on International Business Times

Starbucks expands rewards program beyond its shops
Starbucks Corp. on Wednesday said customers using its new branded prepaid Visa cards would be able to earn points for free coffee and other perks.
Read more on Fox Business

Pebble skips 25pc of staff – smartwatch bubble ready to burst
Pebble is laying off 25 percent of its employees – that’s 40 pink slips – taking it down to just 80 people. It seems indicative of the smartwatch market’s terrible state.
Read more on Computer World

The consumer tablet is dying; long live the business tablet
Tablets may never again be the consumer sensation they once were, but they are finding new life among professionals.
Read more on Boston Globe