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Companies can make brilliant moves, but there are also times when things don't work out quite as planned. Here's a rundown of this week's biggest winners and blunders in the business world, from Google to Starbucks.

Starbucks Single-Serve Verismo Arrives in Stores

Starbucks Corp. is about to turn up the heat on the single-serve coffee market, and someone might get burned. The Verismo will be sold online for $199 starting this week, and in Starbucks cafes beginning next month.

Guess Whose New Machine Could Kill Starbucks

When the new Verismo coffeemaker shows up later this year, java buffs will be able to make Starbucks-quality espresso, cappuccino and latte beverages at home. But will the fancy European coffee drinks it'll crank out really be as good as Starbucks? Starbucks probably hopes so.