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

    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 calling data (3.5 billion calls to date), Seattle-based Hiya’s mission has been to supercharge the humble phone call — by providing detailed information about who is calling you, whether… Read More

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

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

    Some changes underway at Whitepages.com, 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. Its free app, which helps users ID who is behind the numbers calling them, will compete against the likes of TrueCaller, but Hiya will also continue on the business track it has already been… Read More

  • WhitePages Tackles Contact Management With Hiya

    There are a plethora of contact management apps on the market that allow you to make sense of your email and mobile contacts. In fact, if you do a search for “contact management” on the iPhone App Store; there are over 50 apps in the results. Today, directory services provider WhitePages is throwing its hat in the ring with the private beta launch of Hiya, which includes free… Read More