Category: Industry

Robocall scammers have taken their schemes to another level. They are now using your mom, co-worker, or even a local neighbor’s phone number to reel victims into their new spoofing campaign. However, the FCC had had enough and put their foot down by proposing a $37.5 million fine against the Arizona-based company that allegedly made…

As the heat rises this summer, so are the number of robocalls! Increasing by a billion from last quarter, we most recently found that in the second quarter of 2018, 5.9 billion robocalls were placed in the U.S. alone. But along with the growing number of robocalls, was the Neighbor Scam that has now began…

Spam and scam detection are at the heart of what we do at Hiya, and our primary focus is to provide this service to as many users possible around the world. You can find Hiya spam protection technologies in our flagship apps on iOS and Android, but also in Mr. Number, AT&T Call Protect, T-Mobile…

Members of the Hiya team gathered last week at Seattle Business Magazine’s Annual Best Companies to Work Celebration. Hiya was recognized as one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, coming in at number 22 in the small companies category. The evening was spent celebrating with 1200 industry leaders. Hiya, along with other companies…

Hiya! In this post, we’ll be exploring the default blocklist provided on the native Phone app. We’ll discuss how apps can access the blocklist, restrictions on the blocklist and how it’s been implemented. Baby got blocked 🎵 What is the default blocklist? The default blocklist provides a light UI to add and remove numbers that…

We would like to give a warm welcome to Marcelo Calbucci who is joining our team as Vice President of Product! In his new role, Marcelo will be leading the team that is focussed on streamlining the way Hiya’s 30M+ users connect with businesses from directly within the phone’s dialer. Prior to joining the Hiya…

Despite how much we’d like to see the number of robocalls drop, the data and trends from our quarterly report say otherwise. Hiya’s quarterly robocall radar report finds that consumers have received over 4.9 billion robocalls on their mobile phones in the first quarter of 2018, with user reports increasing by 10% from Q1 2017…