Does Starbucks (SBUX) qualify as a mobile payments play? Maybe just a bit. The coffee chain says...

|About: Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)|By:, SA News Editor

Does Starbucks (SBUX) qualify as a mobile payments play? Maybe just a bit. The coffee chain says it has processed over 26M mobile payments since January, courtesy of iOS and Android apps that produce barcodes for baristas to scan. If nothing else, Starbucks' success shows a willingness among many consumers to opt for cell phones over cash and plastic ... provided carriers stay out of the way.