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Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M for its smart caller ID technology

Hiya came to life a year ago when it was spun out by Whitepages to take on TrueCaller and others in the world of smart caller ID services. Using machine learning analytics on a vast database of callin

Google’s Android Phone app now identifies spam callers

There's nothing worse than answering a call from a number you don't recognize and getting locked into an awkward sales or marketing call. Well, those incidents may be less frequent for many after Goog

Whitepages spins out its caller-ID business as Hiya to take on TrueCaller

Some changes underway at, the company that compiles public record databases on people and businesses: it is spinning out its caller ID operations and app as a new business called Hiya.

Whitepages Acquires NumberCop To Improve Its Scam-Detecting Caller ID App

Whitepages will today announce the acquisition of San Francisco-based NumberCop, in order to bolster its own abilities in detecting spam and scam calls within its Caller ID smartphone application. Pr

Apple Patents Intelligent Caller ID That Turns Inbound Communication Into A Contextual Trip Down Memory Lane

Apple has been granted a new patent today (spotted by AppleInsider), called "Image selection for an incoming call" which describes a system for dynamically choosing an image to display for inbound cal

Alltel Adds City ID Enhanced Caller ID Function: Identifies Unknown Numbers By City, State

This is kinda neat if you find yourself often getting phone calls from parties unknown. Alltel is rolling out with City ID, an enhanced Caller ID service that attempts to identify all those pesky &#82

Caller ID on Your TV

Need to see who’s calling without actually schlepping over to your 1986 landline phone that your wife won’t throw out because her mother gave it to you as your wedding present? Then grab t