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2008_03_star.jpgToday marked the annual meeting for Starbucks, and in the face of falling stocks, let's just say that it was a doozy: "Starbucks announced it would buy the company that owns and manufactures the Clover coffee system a.k.a. one of the most expensive and highly acclaimed coffee machines in the world ... Not only does this mean no one else will be able to purchase the $11,000 machine, but it also means Starbucks will have to train all of their baristas how to work its complicated settings. But the Clover is just the beginning. They're also rolling out the aforementioned rewards program and (of course) a social networking site." More 'Bucks world domination plans at the Mothership. [Eater]

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