News from SquareTrade A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Jun 09, 2014, 07:00 ET
New Pets Epidemic: According to SquareTrade, #1 provider of protection plans in the U.S., 28M Americans say their pet has damaged their electronic device! (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

Smart Phones, Clumsy Pets Combine for Big Damage - Male, Jealous and Young Dogs are Biggest Offenders

 SquareTrade®, the #1rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today revealed the results of its annual...

Apr 14, 2014, 12:00 ET
SquareTrade's Breakability Index Reveals New Smartphones' Durability (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

Samsung Galaxy® S5 Breaks the Mold with Improved Breakability Score in Drop, Dunk Tests

 SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced Samsung's new Galaxy S5 has rated 6...

Apr 01, 2014, 07:00 ET

SquareTrade Launches Industry's First Heartbreak Protection Plan

 #1-rated protection plan provider SquareTrade, which is trusted by millions of happy customers, launches a world first – insurance...

Feb 20, 2014, 08:00 ET
HTC Phones Rank Among Least Breakable in Latest Breakability Score(TM) from SquareTrade.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

HTC Phones Rank Among Least Breakable in Latest Breakability Score™ from SquareTrade

SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced the Breakability Score™ for HTC's...

Jan 30, 2014, 06:00 ET
SquareTrade research: SeaHawks Clumsier than Broncos. 23 Million Americans Have Damaged Phones While Watching Sporting Events; Seahawks Fans 46% More Clumsy than Broncos Fans. Freezing Temperatures Poised to Cause Super Bowl Havoc On-and-Off The Field With 1 in 5 Americans Reporting Devices Disasters Due to the Cold.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

23 Million Americans Have Damaged Phones While Watching Sporting Events; Seahawks Fans 46% More Clumsy than Broncos Fans

 As America prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII, new research from SquareTrade®, the #1-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy...

Dec 16, 2013, 08:00 ET
SquareTrade Reveals Clumsiest States in the Nation: Washington DC in first place with Florida, New York, New Jersey and Texas close behind.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

Beltway Butterfingers: 2013 Clumsiest States Index Reveals Washington, DC Residents are Clumsiest Tech Users in the Nation

 SquareTrade®, the #1-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today released the results of its annual Clumsiest...

Nov 18, 2013, 08:00 ET
15 Million American households have damaged a device during the Holidays: Ahead of clumsy holiday season, SquareTrade releases research on holiday device damage.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

15 Million American Households Have Damaged a Device During the Holidays

 SquareTrade®, the #1-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today released the results of a consumer survey about...

Sep 23, 2013, 08:00 ET
Google's Moto X Trumps Apple's New iPhones in Latest Breakability Score from SquareTrade.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

Google's Moto X Trumps Apple's New iPhones in Latest Breakability Score from SquareTrade

SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced the Breakability Score™ for the...

Sep 03, 2013, 08:00 ET
Half of American parents say their kids have damaged a tablet, smartphone or laptop, causing $2.8 billion in repair and replacement costs.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

Half of American Parents Say Kids Have Damaged a Mobile Phone, Laptop or Tablet

SquareTrade®, the #1rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today revealed new research about kids and electronic...

Jun 26, 2013, 08:00 ET
SquareTrade Study Shows Pets Cost Owners More Than $3 Billion in Damaged Devices -- Overweight, Overprotective and Coddled Pets Most Dangerous.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

Dog Disasters, Cat Catastrophes and Animal Accidents Expose Hidden Cost of Pet Ownership

 SquareTrade®, the #1rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today revealed new research about Americans...

Apr 29, 2013, 10:00 ET
SquareTrade's Breakability Score Debuts as New Richter Scale for Device Danger - New Samsung S4 Rated a Dangerous 7; New Scorecard Fills Gap Left By Traditional Product Reviews and Calculates Danger in Everyday Situations.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

SquareTrade's Breakability Score Debuts as New Richter Scale for Device Danger - New Samsung S4 Rated a Dangerous 7

 SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced its Breakability Score™ for...

Jan 31, 2013, 08:00 ET
23 Million Americans Have Damaged Phones While Watching Sporting Events. Who fumbles more: Raven or 49er fans?  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

23 Million Americans Have Damaged Phones While Watching Sporting Events; Ravens Fans 14% More Likely to Fumble Phone than 49ers Fans

 As America prepares for Super Bowl XLVII, new research from SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy...

Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 ET
SquareTrade in 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

SquareTrade Announces Record Year in 2012 with 90% Growth and Global Expansion

 SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced it grew by 90% in 2012, driven by...

Dec 13, 2012, 08:00 ET
Sex, Tattoos & iPhones - new research from SquareTrade.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

SquareTrade Research Indicates Frequent Sex and Tattoos Adversely Affect iPhone Safety

 SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, released new research today showing that iPhone...

Dec 04, 2012, 09:00 ET
Michael Adler, CFO, SquareTrade.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

SquareTrade Expands Executive Team with Appointment of Michael Adler as CFO and Dina Furash as SVP of Strategic Partnerships

SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today announced that Michael Adler has joined the company...

Nov 26, 2012, 13:43 ET

SquareTrade Releases Apple Versus Google Drop Test

SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today released its Apple® versus Google® Drop...

Nov 16, 2012, 13:30 ET

SquareTrade Unveils New Brand Identity

SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today unveiled its new brand identity. Beginning...

Oct 30, 2012, 10:30 ET

SquareTrade to begin offering warranties at Tesco

SquareTrade, the top rated warranty service provider, today announces it has partnered with Tesco, the UK's largest retailer, to offer enhanced...

Oct 16, 2012, 16:49 ET
SquareTrade's 2012 Device Danger Zone Survey.  (PRNewsFoto/SquareTrade)

New Research Reveals Surprising Accident Zones for iPhone Users

 SquareTrade®, the top consumer-rated technology protection plan, released new research today showing that 51% of iPhone® accidents...

Oct 03, 2012, 15:48 ET

SquareTrade Wins Top Awards for Outstanding Customer Service and Social Media

 SquareTrade®, a leading technology protection plan provider, today announced it won two prestigious Golden Bridge Awards: one for...