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Tired of wondering if today's the day you're going to drop and shatter your AT&T iPhone 4? Thankfully, that sweating can all be over. For the longest time, the iPhone was the one phone that AT&T wouldn't offer typical monthly insurance on. They'd do it for every other phone, even Android smartphones, but not the jewel of Apple's eye. But now, years after the original popped up on the carrier's shelves, that's changing. There's finally a new AT&T-endorsed insurance policy for the iPhone, but the odd thing is that existing owners cannot join in on the security. Unless you purchased your... Read more...
According to price comparison service Confused.com, people who use social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook might have to pay a higher home insurance premium someday. Social networking services could alert criminals when users are not at home. Some social networking services even show the specific location of an individual. Darren Black, the head of home insurance at Confused.com, said: "I wouldn't be surprised if, as social media grow in popularity and more location-based applications come to fore, insurance providers consider these in their pricing of an individual's risk. We could... Read more...
IBM is well known for creating some pretty radical devices and solutions. From supercomputers to improvements in business efficiency, IBM is credited with doing a whole lot in the business/tech world. Unfortunately, it also had to lay off thousands of workers earlier this year as the economy declined, but as things pick back up, the company is looking to set a precendent. Or at least generate favor with the employees that are left. Starting in 2010, IBM will provide its US employees with 100% coverage of primary health care. Read that again. Now, wonder why your employer isn't doing the same. As... Read more...
There's an old saying in the insurance business: If you have enough money, you can purchase insurance for just about anything--that's something that Lloyd's of London has been doing for years. YouPlayOrWePay.com is no Lloyd's, but it is now offering insurance for something that until now seemed to be uninsurable: your World of Warcraft (WoW) downtime. YouPlayOrWePay.com doesn't actually call it "insurance," but instead refers to it as "third party compensation"--which is also another way of saying that this downtime compensation is not coming from WoW's Blizzard Entertainment.YouPlayOrWePay.com... Read more...