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

    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. Prior to joining Whitepages, NumberCop was tracking over half a million actively spamming phone numbers involved with scams and text-based phishing. Its technology, starting now, will be… Read More

  • Tippr Acquires WhitePages' Group Buying Site DealPop

    Launched less than a year ago, daily deals site and WhitePages subsidiary DealPop has been acquired by another company riding the group buying wave, Tippr. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this appears to be mostly a talent acquisition. 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

  • Look Out Groupon – WhitePages Has Big Plans For Social Buying Site DealPop

    It went by largely unnoticed, but directory services provider WhitePages launched a social buying website called DealPop last July, entering a field played by many notable up-and-comers such as Groupon, LivingSocial and Yelp. Initially, DealPop was only available in Seattle, but the site is expanding to Los Angeles today and to San Francisco in the next two weeks. The company has bigger plans… Read More

  • 2010: The Year Android Will Shake Its Money Maker

    Editor’s note: More and more mobile app developers are deciding to make apps for Android, even though it still doesn’t have the same reach as the iPhone. In this guest post Kevin Nakao, the VP of Mobile for Whitepages, makes the argument for taking the Android plunge now (as he is preparing to with a new Whitepages Android app launching next week). Follow him on Twitter… Read More

  • WhitePages Now Lets You Control Your Own Listings

    When was the last time you actually looked in the phone book to find someone’s number? For anyone under 40, the Web has already replaced the phone book with people search. But the listings are not always complete or up to date. One of the largest people directories online, WhitePages, is adding consumer-editing capabilities to make its people database more accurate. You can now edit… Read More