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Sep 18, 2014, 09:00 ET New Study Shows Damaged iPhones Cost Americans $10.7 Billion, $4.8B in the Last Two Years Alone

SquareTrade®, the top-rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers, today released the results of a new study showing that damaged...


Jun 09, 2014, 07:00 ET 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 research into Americans...


Apr 14, 2014, 12:00 ET 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 on its...


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 against the...


Feb 20, 2014, 08:00 ET 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 One and One...


Jan 30, 2014, 06:00 ET 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 customers,...


Dec 16, 2013, 08:00 ET 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 States Index....


Nov 18, 2013, 08:00 ET 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 holiday...


Sep 23, 2013, 08:00 ET 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 iPhone® 5C and...


Sep 03, 2013, 08:00 ET 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 devices. The...


Jun 26, 2013, 08:00 ET 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 and their pets. The...


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

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


Jan 31, 2013, 08:00 ET 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 customers,...


Jan 22, 2013, 08:00 ET 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 the widespread...


Dec 13, 2012, 08:00 ET 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 users with...


Dec 04, 2012, 09:00 ET 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 as...


Nov 26, 2012, 01:43 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 Test. Designed to...


Nov 16, 2012, 01:30 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 today with the...


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, 04:49 ET 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 happen around the...


Oct 03, 2012, 03:48 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 Customer Service...


Sep 18, 2012, 02:09 ET New Study Shows Damaged iPhones Cost Americans $5.9 Billion

SquareTrade®, a leading technology protection plan provider, today released a new study showing that damaged iPhones® have cost Americans $5.9...


Jun 28, 2012, 09:00 ET SquareTrade Awarded Gold Level American Business Awards Winner(SM) For Customer Service Department of the Year - Financial Services

SquareTrade, the #1 consumer-rated warranty provider, today announced it was awarded the Gold Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the ...


May 09, 2012, 11:00 ET SquareTrade Announces Jeff Stiefler as New Board Member

SquareTrade, Inc., the largest independent warranty company, appoints Jeff Stiefler to the company's board of directors. Mr. Stiefler brings with him ...


Mar 14, 2012, 12:31 ET SquareTrade's Research Finds Customers Report iPad 2 Damage 3.5 Times More Likely Than iPad 1

SquareTrade, the largest independent warranty provider in the world, just completed an extensive report on iPad breakage rates. Based on data...