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  • MasterCard Buys Loyalty Rewards And Personalized Offers Company Truaxis (Formerly BillShrink)

    MasterCard Buys Loyalty Rewards And Personalized Offers Company Truaxis (Formerly BillShrink)

    MasterCard has acquired acquisition of Truaxis (formerly BillShrink). Financial terms were not disclosed. The company had raised $9 million in funding from Trinity Ventures and Bessemer. BillShrink originally launched as a cost-cutting engine for consumers. The startup helps users save money across verticals including cell phones, credit cards, cable bills and savings accounts. The… Read More

  • Consumer Reports Integrates BillShrink's Savings Recommendations Into Reviews

    Cost-cutting search engine BillShrink has landed a new deal today—integration with Consumer Reports reviews. ConsumerReports.org subscribers and site visitors will have access to BillShrink’s savings recommendations through links on ConsumerReports.org article pages, buying advice pages, and ratings chart pages. Consumers will be linked to a co-branded and customized version… Read More

  • BillShrink CEO Peter Pham Leaves To Become An EIR At Trinity Ventures

    Peter Pham, CEO of BillShrink, has just Tweeted that he’s leaving the startup to become an entrepreneur-in-residence at VC firm Trinity Ventures. According to a blog post, Pham says he is “moving on to pursue new entrepreneurial opportunities as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Trinity Ventures, which led BillShrink’s Series B of $8 million.” BillShrink’s… Read More

  • BillShrink Tackles TV, Makes Ordering Cable & Satellite Services Less Of A Headache

    When it comes to billing headaches, there are few industries that can rival the cable companies: from the dizzying array of channel packages to actually figuring out which services you can get at your house, ordering cable or satellite service is often a major pain (and you inevitably walk away from the experience feeling like you’re somehow getting ripped off). Now¬†BillShrink is… Read More

  • BillShrink Helps Walmart Customers Shrink Their Phone Bills

    BillShrink, the startup that looks to help users save money across verticals including cell phones, credit cards, and savings accounts, has scored a deal with giant retailer Walmart to have its cost-saving tool endorsed via the Walmart.com website. The tool, which is being prominently advertised by Walmart on its highly trafficked website (see screenshot below), is available at… Read More

  • BillShrink Now Helps Businesses Improve Their Bottom Line

    With the previous turmoil in the economy, small businesses are facing a tougher credit market as lending stalls and credit is tight. BillShrink, the startup that looks to help consumers save money across verticals including cell phones, credit cards, and savings accounts, has launched a new a customized feature tailored to give business owners the best credit card options. The startup will be… Read More

  • BillShrink: Now Cutting Costs For 1 Million Users

    BillShrink, the startup that looks to help users save money across verticals including cell phones, credit cards, and savings accounts, has just announced that it has grown to 1 million members since its launch in April 2008. Alongside the milestone, the site is also announcing that it has found “$1 billion in savings on everyday bills”. That second statistic is a little confusing. Read More

  • Financial Startups Demo Their Dashboards At Finovate

    The following guest post is written by Larry Chiang, a co-founder of Duck9 who also regularly blogs for BusinessWeek. Today he is reporting from the Finovate startup conference. At the FinovateStartup conference in New York City today, it is clear that financial startups are pushing forward regardless of funding woes or a lackluster economy Companies here at Finovate center around… Read More

  • It's Money In The Bank: BillShrink Now Helps Choose Your Ideal Savings Account

    We all like the idea of setting aside a nice chunk of money in a savings account and putting it to work for us, but it’s a bit easier said than done — if you want the best rates, you have to choose from one of hundreds of CDs and savings account products offered by various banks, each of which has its own rates and restrictions. BillShrink, the startup that targets a variety… Read More

  • BillShrink Gets Major Marketing Love From T-Mobile. Here's Why.

    Last night we reported that BillShrink, a scrappy startup that helps users lower common household bills, scored a major marketing deal: T-Mobile is promoting them in shops and via a national television commercial in a huge way. T-Mobile urges people to have a “mobile makeover” to “find a wireless plan that has the best coverage and price for you – even if it’s… Read More

  • T-Mobile tries to help you shrink your bills

    T-Mobile USA announced today a new campaign dedicated to helping people save money on their wireless service, and the carrier is not only using the lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones as the face of the campaign again, they’re also giving a huge vote of confidence and a heap of exposure to Redwood City, CA-based startup BillShrink. People can now visit the T-Mobile website or one of its… Read More

  • T-Mobile Lets Consumers Put Its Pricing To The Test, Courtesy Of BillShrink

    T-Mobile USA announced today a new campaign dedicated to helping people save money on their wireless service, and the carrier is not only using the lovely Catherine Zeta-Jones as the face of the campaign again, they’re also giving a huge vote of confidence and a heap of exposure to Redwood City, CA-based startup BillShrink. People can now visit the T-Mobile website or one of its… Read More

  • BillShrink Brings Its Cost-Cutting Engine To The Gas Pump

    Most drivers are familiar with the never-ending dance that goes on at the gasoline pump, where fuel can fluctuate in price multiple times a day. But despite our constant grumbling, unless two stations are side-by-side, few of us go to the effort to actually find the cheapest gas around. Now BillShrink, a startup that offers a variety of comparison engines designed to help users save as much… Read More

  • BillShrink Grows By $8 Million With Plans To Expand To New Markets

    BillShrink, a startup that aims to help users save money across a variety of vertical markets, has closed an $8 million Series B funding round led by Trinity Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners. The round brings BillShrink’s total funding to around $9 million, after a $1 million Series A round last year. As part of the deal Trinity’s Gus Tai will join BillShrink’s board… Read More

  • BillShrink Expands To Help You Find The Perfect Credit Card

    BillShrink, the startup that helps users cut costs on their phone bills, is expanding its automated advisor to an entirely new field: Credit Cards. The site’s recommendation engine will now include a database of over 200 major credit cards, helping users choose an ideal card after entering only a few basic criteria. To begin using the system, users first decide if they’re… Read More

  • BillShrink helps you choose the best possible AT&T plan for your upcoming iPhone 3G purchase


    Let’s say you have no idea which AT&T plan you’ll need come Friday when you pick up your iP3G. For most of us it’s a no-brainer, but a lot of folks are pretty clueless and I’m sure you know a few of them, so feel free to pass this along. Billshrink, which has been profiled over on TechCrunch just released a page specifically built to help you decide which rate… Read More

  • Billshrink Launches to Save You Money On Your Phone Bill

    Billshrink, the new startup that aspires to simplify the often painful process of choosing and comparing mobile plans (and eventually other services), has launched in beta. While promising, it still needs a lot of work. The site offers an ostensibly impressive feature-set. Upon entering a cell number and the password associated with a mobile account, the user is presented with a… Read More

  • Photobucket Exec Departs to Run New Startup, BillShrink

    Peter Pham, VP of Business Development over at Photobucket(acquired by FIM last May) has resigned to head up a new company, BillShrink, as CEO. BillShrink, which has been in development for the past seven months and largely under the radar, will launch in a couple of weeks with the aim of helping users save money. Its strategy lies in suggesting better service packages for select verticals… Read More