Category: Industry

Yesterday, CNET and TechCrunch published articles claiming that some robocalling apps (including Hiya) send basic device data (e.g. OS version, device timezone) to third-party data analytics companies without consumers’ explicit consent. To be clear, the third party analytics companies that these stories are referring to are services like Google Analytics, all of which help Hiya…

The ongoing battle for the fight against robocalls has found a stronger line of defense after the US House of Representatives pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) on Wednesday, July 24 by a vote of 429-3. The Act is as follows: Requires that phone carriers implement call authentication technology so consumers can trust…

Today, we are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Comcast to help protect Xfinity Mobile customers from unwanted nuisance and scam phone calls. Starting today, Xfinity Mobile customers can download the Hiya app for free to begin receiving alerts about potential spam calls and block them, as well. With Hiya, Xfinity Mobile customers…

Last night, Hiya attended Seattle Business magazine’s 30th annual 100 Best Companies to Work for awards dinner at the Washington State Convention Center. Amongst 1,000 attendees, companies were honored in four categories – small, midsize, large, and headquartered outside of Washington. For the second consecutive year, we were proud to be named one of the…

Around the world, billions upon billions of mobile phone calls are made every single day, and yet the phone app has remained unchanged since smartphones launched over a decade ago. Hiya is determined to revolutionize the way people make and receive mobile phone calls. We partner with mobile phone makers (including Samsung) and mobile carriers…

Washington state residents be on guard! Despite Seattle being named one of the second-best tech cities in the U.S., this has not discouraged scammers from targeting Washington’s tech savvy citizens. In the first quarter of 2019, 206 million robocalls made their way to Washington state mobile phones, a 55% increase from last year. More specifically,…

A group of Hiyans dressed to the nines as they headed into the Westin in downtown Seattle to attend the City Year Seattle/King County Ripples of Hope Gala. Ripples of Hope is City Year Seattle/King County’s annual gala that celebrates the community’s commitment to equitable education for all. This year’s event was celebrating the work…

For many companies, the desire to connect with top talent in the industry, may seem limited to LinkedIn, job boards, referrals and other recruiting tools. However, at Hiya, we go the extra mile. We attend and sponsor conferences and meet ups but also connect with our talent by opening our doors to different groups and…

Each year the Telecom Council searches for communications startups who are changing the way people communicate by bringing innovations to the market. Out of over 100 applicants, Hiya is proud to announce that we’ll be featured in the Telecom Council’s Innovation Showcase Class of 2019. Hiya was chosen by “global telecom operators who represent over…