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  • How IoT Will Change Your Relationship With Insurance Crunch Network

    How IoT Will Change Your Relationship With Insurance

    Between TVs, refrigerators, ovens, light bulbs, cars, fitness trackers and jewelry, it seems like everything these days is connected to the Internet. It’s probably safe to say that you’re already using a few connected devices in your daily life. You’re not alone; Business Insider Intelligence estimates there will be nine billion IoT (Internet of Things) devices worldwide by 2018. Read More

  • Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech Crunch Network

    Insurance Is The Next Frontier For Fintech

    We have entered a golden age for fintech. LendingClub and OnDeck recently exited through massive IPOs, and global investments in the fintech space hit $3 billion last year. This outpouring of innovation and investment has spread across the financial sector, spanning mobile banking, small business lending, financial advisers, credit scoring, savings and more. Read More

  • March Madness And Connected Fitness: Who’s Best In The League? Crunch Network

    March Madness And Connected Fitness: Who’s Best In The League?

    March: the month where brackets are set, all-star players and teams are matched up and competitions determine who is best in the league. As the intensity of March Madness is upon us, I’ve been watching another landscape in which, similar to NCAA basketball, players are closely being measured and champions are already being predicted. I’m talking about the connected fitness… Read More

  • Will Google Enter The Insurance Industry? Crunch Network

    Will Google Enter The Insurance Industry?

    When it comes to collecting and organizing information, Google is well on its way to establishing its hegemony through the registration of 6 billion daily unique searches and indexing of over 50 billion web pages (2013). What remains to be seen is how this information is being made universally accessible and at what price. One of the industries that has particular advantage of access to… Read More

  • Following Lyft, Uber Offers Coverage To Its U.S. Drivers To Close The “Insurance Gap”

    Following Lyft, Uber Offers Coverage To Its U.S. Drivers To Close The “Insurance Gap”

    Today Uber made a key move to help offer more assurance and support to its drivers, and also to passengers to use its mobile-app-based car service: it will start to offer insurance to its drivers to extend their own personal coverage, aimed particularly at times when there are no passengers in their cars. Read More

  • Kayak For Auto Insurance Site The Zebra Grabs Another $3M, Launches Nationwide

    Kayak For Auto Insurance Site The Zebra Grabs Another $3M, Launches Nationwide

    Austin-based Insurance Zebra, now just called The Zebra, has closed its $4.5 million seed round of funding, a good chunk of which now comes from an added $3 million investment from Simon Nixon, founder of the U.K.-based Moneysupermarket.com. Nixon joins Mark Cuban, Mike Maples Jr., Birchmere Labs and others, in backing this startup, which aims to be a “Kayak for auto insurance.”… Read More

  • MetroMile Launches Per Mile Car Insurance And Free Driving Analytics Device

    MetroMile Launches Per Mile Car Insurance And Free Driving Analytics Device

    Seventy percent of American car owners overpay for insurance because they don’t drive much. Luckily, today MetroMile comes out of stealth to launch its per mile car insurance. The $14 million-funded MetroMile gives away a plug-in device for your car that connects to a free app that teaches you how to spend less on gas and shorten commutes. If you drive a little, you could save a lot… Read More

  • Amidst Obamacare’s Marketplace Madness, The YEC Wants To Help Startups Take The Hassle Out Of Health Insurance

    Amidst Obamacare’s Marketplace Madness, The YEC Wants To Help Startups Take The Hassle Out Of Health Insurance

    Amid partisan shenanigans, a government shutdown and much squabbling, The White House launched a new website today that will eventually allow Americans to compare the price of health insurance plans — which is now mandatory under the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. While the exchange, or the Insurance Marketplace as it’s being called, did in fact go live this morning… Read More

  • Insurance Zebra Launches A Kayak For Auto Insurance

    Insurance Zebra Launches A Kayak For Auto Insurance

    Austin-based Insurance Zebra, as the name implies, isn’t exactly tackling the sexiest industry, but it’s definitely one that’s trying to help the everyday, mainstream consumer. The startup’s goal is to be the Kayak for auto insurance, so to speak, as it aggregates quotes to allow consumers to find their best options. But the company is doing something differently… Read More