Maveron http://kplu.org en Groupon's coffee buzz: Starbucks' CEO joins board, invests in site http://kplu.org/post/groupons-coffee-buzz-starbucks-ceo-joins-board-invests-site <p>Howard Schultz announced his investment in the enormously popular consumer-discount site Groupon&nbsp;Thursday. At the same time, Groupon <a href="http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/02/starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-backs.html">confirmed the Starbucks CEO's election to its board</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>TechFlash's John Cook reports Schultz' investment "is not connected to Starbucks":</p><blockquote><p>...but having the leader of the world's leading specialty coffee retailer on the board certainly will add some interesting possibilities. Starbucks has been expanding its digital footprint aggressively in recent months, adding features such as mobile payments and free in-store wi-fi.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:01:00 +0000 KPLU News Staff 768 at http://kplu.org Groupon's coffee buzz: Starbucks' CEO joins board, invests in site