In the near future, if all goes according to plan, you may be able to load your MP3 player while waiting in line for a double half-caf soy latte. Starbucks, which already sells CDs in most of its stores, and which has experimented with CD-burning kiosks, plans to set up what the company calls "device fill-up" terminals in its stores. The company says it is in discussions with several companies about developing the service. While it's too early to speculate about whose software or DRM the service will use, it's worth noting that the Starbucks CD-burning kiosks are powered by HP hardware and Microsoft software, and the two companies (which happen to be neighbors of a sort) have also collaborated on wireless services in the past.

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Starbucks asks: coffee, tea or MP3?