Crunch Report | Boomerang Joins The Subscription Games

It's the 500th episode of Crunch Report. Boomerang joins the subscription games, Lincoln tries to boost sales with chauffers and Justin Kan's new legal startup AtriumLTS. All this on Crunch Report.

Crunch Report | Snap files publicly for its massive IPO

Snap files publicly for its massive IPO, Uber will pause its service in Taiwan starting February 12th, Pokémon GO crosses $1 billion in revenue, Facebook lets you search images by content and Licking

Microsoft snatches HP CRM and service business from rivals Salesforce and Oracle

In what has to be characterized as huge win for Microsoft, it announced this morning it had secured a 6-year deal with HP, Inc to run Microsoft Dynamics’ customer relationship management (CRM) a

Service Protect will automatically detect when your flight is delayed and request compensation

Service is an app we’ve covered before – the startup acts as an intermediary between you and businesses where you’ve had bad experiences. So this means whenever your bags are lo

SXSW goes apeshit for on-demand startups

It’s a tough world out there for on-demand startups — confusion around the W2 vs. 1099 conversation, tough margins, and customer service are but a few of the initial obstacles for these compan

Service, The Customer Service Startup, Launches Its iOS App

Service, the LA-based customer service startup that recently closed a $3.1M seed round, just launched its iOS app. As a refresher, Service acts as an intermediary between disappointed customers and b

Customer Service Startup Service Raises $3.1M Led By Founders Fund

Khosla Ventures famously backed, a startup which allowed disappointed customers to complain loudly on social media about service providers that had failed them (restaurants, hotels, airlines

Twitter Ditches “Casual Friday”, Lets Employees Do #FridayForGood Community Service

Clearly, I'm interested in how companies interact with their surroundings, as I feel like it's an important part of pushing our industry forward. Nobody likes to think about five developers locked in

Are You Ready For Faster Internet Speeds, Kansas City? Google Fiber Starts Wiring Homes For Service

As you might be aware, Google Fiber has set out to make all the world, or at least Kansas City, have fast and accessible Internet access. Today, the <a target="_blank" href="http://googlefiberblog.blo

Want To Pitch A VC While He Cleans Your House? Exec And Shervin Pishevar Thought So

<a target="_blank" href="">Exec</a>, which is a service focused on San Francisco professionals, does all types of tasks for you at pretty decent rates. I've used the service to

iFixit helps others void warranties with Gear Teardown

<img src="">Kyle at the great site <a HREF=""></a> has just opened a new service dedicated to the

Wal-Mart sells box of rocks disguised as Nintendo DS (twice)

<img src="" alt="rocks" />I've worked plenty of thankless retail jobs so I can sympathize with the grind but please, customer service people,

Point and Find at Nokia World 2008: Point at objects, figure out where you are One of the most exciting things I’ve seen at Nokia World 2008 is the Point and Find service: aim a phone camera at an object and the camera detects what i

Xbox Live and Zune going down for maintenance on Monday

Anybody who completely relies on Microsoft for all of their entertainment needs is going to be bored straight out of their minds when Monday, September 29th rolls around. At 12:01 AM PST, both the Xbo

Verizon announces month-to-month service plans

Just a day late of the rumored date, Verizon has announced month-to-month, contract free service plans. If you’re willing to pay full price for a phone or can bring your own handset to the table

T-Mobile's coverage maps now include 3G

Just about every time we’ve mentioned T-Mobile’s 3G rollout, someone has stopped by to ask their fellow commenters for insight on what the coverage might be like in their specific city. Un

AT&T cuts the Push-to-talk monthly rate by half

Sure, Push-to-talk can be handy. But is it ten dollars handy? AT&T thinks not. Tucked into the Samsung Rugby press release was a mention that AT&T would be lopping 50% off the Push-to-talk mon

Twitter: Now as powerful as the Clapper

If you can’t get enough of Twitter why not try Twitter -enabling your home? By connecting his cellphone with his Twitter account, Justin Wickett has created what amounts to a remote switch trigg

China Mobile wants nothing to do with iPhone

iPhone? Not iPhone? China Mobile was all like “No thanks, Apple” in talks about bringing the Apple iPhone to China. No reason was given for the break in negotiations but Bloomberg suspects

Granny smashes Comcast equipment with claw hammer

Being a former Comcast customer, I can understand how one could get angry at the company for providing mediocre service. But being angry doesn’t even compare to what 75-year-old Mona Shaw did. W
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