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As digital payment options grow, so does the size of the tip

New platforms enable Internet content creators to receive tips that reward creativity

Some question whether expected tips will edge up to a point where they can no longer be counted on as "add-ons", leading employers to rethink pricing and salary structures.

New York

THE flat white coffee drink was US$4. A suggested tip was US$3.

The cashier at Café Grumpy, a New York City coffeehouse, swiped the credit card, then whirled the screen of her iPad sales device around to face the customer. "Add a tip," the screen commanded, listing three