Category: Industry

The FCC is taking a strong stance in the fight against robocalls by pushing major wireless and wireline phone companies to take immediate action in providing technology that will block unwanted robocalls to all consumers at no charge. While Hiya is in full support of the fight against robocalls, we also believe it is critical…

A VP of Product should be passionate about their field and Mayur Kamat is no exception. Hiya is all about improving the phone experience and Mayur’s vision and expertise are just what we need to get us there. “Phone calls have existed for more than a century and the experience has been largely unchanged. If…

Hiya made its first appearance in June on Geekwire 200, but this month they’ve made the biggest jump! Moving up 62 spots to number 134, the caller ID app officially spun out of Whitepages in April, and continues to grow and keeps users up-to-date on the latest phone scams, phone protection, and industry news and…

• February 26, 1934: President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) established the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the New Deal. Aiming to create an independent agency specializing in communications. The FCC had authority over radio, telephone, telegraph, and cable companies. • June 19, 1934: FDR signed the Communications Act of 1934, replacing the Federal Radio Commission…

VP of Product, Mayur Kamat, weighs in on Apple’s recent announcement to allow third party developers to build anti-spam features. Whereas Android has always allowed developers this kind of freedom, Apple has been severely late to the game. While it’s a step in the right direction that Apple has acknowledged the growing problem of phone…

Being a victim of a phone scam is never fun, and here at Hiya we’re doing our best to protect and prevent you from being a scammer’s next victim. In our monthly round up of the “Worst Phone Scams of the Month,” we’ll keep you posted on the latest scams that are affecting fellow smartphone users, by informing…

Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern takes a deep dive into the current landscape of robocalls. With a passion to cut off robocalls at the source, Joanna researches the best solutions to take down the “robot apocalypse” of pre-recorded and unwanted phone calls. Lucky for her, that happens to be our specialty. “Apps like Hiya […] can…

Have you ever been put in a situation where you’ve disagreed with your team, or even your boss, but you’ve kept your mouth shut to avoid any conflict. We’ve all been there, but the question is are you really doing yourself and your team a favor by not speaking up? Well to Hiya Founder and…

Update: Earlier in June, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently introduced the ROBOCOP Act into the Senate. The ROBOCOP Act would direct the FCC to require that telephone service providers offer their customers free, optional robocall-blocking technology. If you’ve been caught at home sick with the flu and are just hoping to get a full…

Last month, we attended our first conference as Hiya at the IMS World Forum 2016 in Amsterdam. It was a great opportunity for us to learn about the IMS space and more importantly, to see how we can help make calls safer at the carrier level. Let me share a few key details that we…