Business Briefs: Starbucks, Instagram

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New data shows that more than 23 million people have used the Starbucks payment app in the past six months. About 40 percent of people who make mobile payments, make them at Starbucks.

That number is higher than Apple, Google, or Samsung Pay.

Instagram is rolling out a new feature to allow users to hide posts and stories from their feeds without unfollowing. The hidden user won't be informed they've been muted, and it can be reversed any time.

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