Snail Mail: There's an App for That

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Apr 8, 2013
From Chuck Shepherds News of the Weird:

Wait ... What? A startup company in Austin, Texas, also serving San Francisco, promises to take its customers' incoming U.S. mail three times a week, photograph it and deliver it back to the customers via mobile phone app, for $4.99 a month. The company, Outbox, provides some value-added services, removing the customer from junk-mail lists and paying bills. Still, Outbox's unorthodox business model assumes that a growing number of people absolutely hate opening, filing or discarding pieces of paper. Co-founder Will Davis told CNN in February that at least he does not fear competition: "No one is crazy enough to do what we're doing." [CNN, 2-26-2013]

Why would anyone be dumb enough to pay someone to do this for them? Yet another hole in the security of your various account information.

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