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Consumer Alert: Amazon Prime offers music, JetBlue to debut 'Mint' section, Starbucks teams with Duracell

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(WJLA) - Amazon Prime is adding music to the mix. The subscription service is now offering prime members a music streaming service, featuring more than one million songs with unlimited, ad-free listening at no extra cost to members.

The $99-a-year prime membership fee already included unlimited streaming service for movies and television shows, and Amazon Prime now joins a long list of other companies in the online music streaming business – including Pandora and Spotify.

JetBlue is looking to win the business of the much-coveted business flier. The airline, which until now has run under the premise that one cabin class fits all, is launching its first “Premium” section called “Mint,” which offers lie-flat seats and massage features. Along with free internet service, tapas-style meals, and complementary beauty kits, “Mint” debuts this Sunday between New York and Los Angeles.

Customers heading to Starbucks to get a caffeine boost will soon be able to get a boost to their cell phone batteries as well. The coffee retailer is teaming with Duracell to offer wireless recharging of some smartphones.

Duracell Powermat allows phones and tablets to be charged simply by laying them on pads that will be installed in Starbucks counters and tables. Right now, only a limited number of smartphones work with the charging sports – unless you have a special case.

Starbucks plans a national rollout of the free service, beginning with stores in the San Francisco area.

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