Category: News

We spoke to CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor about how our data shows that robocalls made to consumers reached an all time high in 2017, growing 76% to 18 billion. Gone are the days where the “Do Not Call Registry” was guaranteed to protect you from annoying telemarketers, but lucky for Hiya users, this…

For those who were targeted by scammers posing as lawyers and falsely threatening to sue or arrest them for failing to pay their so-called debts, justice has been served! The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement against three defendants and have banned them from the debt collection business. “The settlement resolves an FTC complaint filed…

At today’s FCC November Open Commission Meeting, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and fellow FCC commissioners voted in favor of “advanced methods to target and eliminate unlawful robocalls.” Considering rules proposed by the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, the commission approved the following: • To authorize phone companies to block robocalls that appear to be from…

Today, Hiya announced that they received $18 million in a series A funding round to “pursue its business of helping carriers defend their customers from robocalls and other unwanted come-ons,” reports Fierce Wireless. “Both wireless and wireline operators in the United States have faced increased pressure from federal regulators to help their customers avoid spam…

After spinning out of Whitepages a year ago, Hiya announced today their first round of funding to help grow their business globally. They received  “a series A of $18 million led by Balderton with particiaption also from Nautilus Venture Partners and Lumia Capital.” “Making a phone call is the oldest and possibly most neglected feature…

Hiya is pleased to announce that we’ve raised $18M in Series A funding, giving us the ability to expand and provide a better phone experience globally! The round was led by Balderton Capital, Europe’s leading early stage venture investor, with participation from Nautilus Venture Partners and Lumia. We are also excited to welcome Balderton partner,…

Despite all the efforts the FCC and FTC have made to try and stop the flood of robocalls coming through to consumers, Nasdaq has just reported that robocall complaints have hit an all time high in 2017. “Last year the FTC received 3.4MN robocall complaints, in just 8 months of 2017 that number has already…

We’d like to give a warm welcome to Chris Reiner, Hiya’s newly appointed Vice President of Business Development. With 20 years of experience in sales and business development in the mobile technology space for both start-up and public companies, Chris will lead our ongoing growth strategy, with a specific focus on both carrier and OEM…