Y Combinator-Backed Profig Launches An Affordable, Feature-Rich Instant Phone System

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Profig, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, just launched its instant virtual phone system for small and medium businesses. The service is geared toward companies and individuals looking for a professional phone solution without the cost and hassle of using legacy hardware and software solutions. For just $30 per month, Profig offers its users one toll-free number, two local numbers, 500 minutes of calling time and 250 text messages.

To celebrate its launch, the company is offering the first 1,000 new users who use ‘techcrunch’ as their discount code when they sign up a $30 credit (enough for one month of basic service) to test Profig.

The service, as Profig’s co-founder Anantha Katragadda told me yesterday, works with your existing phones and is meant to be extremely easy to set up and use. Most currently available systems, Katragadda noted, are not just more expensive, but also lack the wide variety…

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Y Combinator-Backed Profig Launches An Affordable, Feature-Rich Instant Phone System

TechCrunch

Profig, a new Y Combinator-backed startup, just launched its instant virtual phone system for small and medium businesses. The service is geared toward companies and individuals looking for a professional phone solution without the cost and hassle of using legacy hardware and software solutions. For just $30 per month, Profig offers its users one toll-free number, two local numbers, 500 minutes of calling time and 250 text messages.

To celebrate its launch, the company is offering the first 1,000 new users who use ‘techcrunch’ as their discount code when they sign up a $30 credit (enough for one month of basic service) to test Profig.

The service, as Profig’s co-founder Anantha Katragadda told me yesterday, works with your existing phones and is meant to be extremely easy to set up and use. Most currently available systems, Katragadda noted, are not just more expensive, but also lack the wide variety…

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Apple’s Market Cap Reaches $621B, Now The Most Valuable Public Company Of All Time

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Apple is now the most valuable company of all time, with the Cupertino-based company’s market cap reaching a high of $621 billion. The company’s stock is trading at $664.12 per share, and reached a record price of $664.74 per share in trading today.

Microsoft previously set the record for a public company’s valuation at $618.9 billion in December of 1999.

However, this doesn’t account for inflation. With inflation, Microsoft was worth about $850 billion in 1999.

Apple’s shares have been trading higher on the rumors of an iPad mini in production and a more powerful version of Apple TV. And of course, there’s been a frenzy around the upcoming release of the iPhone 5.

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