Sometimes, when you’re building a business, you just have to go with what works — even if that means a substantial pivot from your initial vision. Case in point: Beginning in early 2008, TechCrunch wrote a number of posts on a startup called Skydeck. Skydeck was a phone-productivity service that tackled mobile phone bills, enabling you to tag, sort, and search call records as you would in email. → Read More
One of the few necessary evils that accompanies the uber-cool recently launched Google Voice service (which was officially released in March) is the necessity to convert all of your numbers (cell, landline, office) to one number. It can be an annoying and daunting task to change your cell phone number, especially if you are reliant on your cell for business and personal communications. Mobile… → Read More
Today, mobile startup SkyDeck is coming out of beta with a serious set of features that bridges cell phones and the Web, and a serious business model to boot. Up until now, Skydeck’s beta took data from your cell phone bill to show you what your real social network looks like based on who you call the most.
Now it is offering a service that syncs what happens on your phone to the Web, listing all… → Read More
SkyDeck, the site that uses your mobile phone bills to help you manage and analyze your relationships with your peers, has closed a $3 million Series A funding round led by Saban Ventures. The round brings SkyDeck’s total funding to $4 million, as it had previously raised $1 million in angel funding.
In a New York Times Op-Ed last December, Tim O’Reilly fantasized: Imagine, for a moment, that Verizon were to think like Google or Amazon. It could give you access to your entire call history, every phone call you have sent or received, not just your last 10 phone calls. It might build an address book for you based on everyone you had ever talked to, with top results for the numbers you call… → Read More
“Your most important social network is the one in your phone,” says Skydeck CEO Jason Devitt. With Skydeck, he hopes to do the impossible: turn your cell phone bill into something useful. You give Skydeck the login for your mobile phone account. It scrapes the page and matches the calls with your address book, turning each phone number into a name so that you can sort your phone bill… → Read More