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18 May, 2014

Almost missed Boost deal

Altman talks with CNBC partner site Re/Code about working with Y Combinator, and how he pitched Loopt’s deal to Boost, which had already chosen a different partner:

I had one of the many heart-sinking moments in the history of Loopt. Whoever Boost works with, Sprint will work with. And whoever Sprint works with, Verizon and AT&T will as well. So, they told us on the phone — this one thing they really wanted, the partner they were working with was not going to build. To this day, I don’t know who the partner was. So we stayed up all night, and we built that feature. It was status messages. I think I went to sleep at four, I slept till six, I got on a flight at seven to Orange County where Boost was. And I just got to that office and sat there, and the guy was like, ‘Weird, you’re in my office.’ I said, ‘Just meet me for 10 minutes, and let me know what you think.’

14 Nov, 2006

Announces Boost deal


It will allow users of the Sprint subsidiary to share location, status updates, and other information, and is aimed at young and social subscribers.

Boosts tagline asks the question Where you at? And now Loopts social mapping service can answer that question for every Boost Mobile user.

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