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20 years ago, Alex Algard bought the Whitepages.com domain for $900. 20 years later, to the day, marked his last day of employment with Whitepages. What started as a side project in his dorm room at Stanford has now turned into a successful, growing business. With Rob Eleveld taking the helm as CEO for Whitepages, Alex will now focus full-time on Hiya. Since our spin-out on April 27, Alex has been doing dual-CEO duty which is no small feat!

To read more about Alex’s history (fascinating!) and his recent decision to focus on Hiya, click on the image below.

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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 trends.

Check out their new ranking on GeekWire 200 by clicking the image below:


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International Business Times welcomes Hiya Inc. and our mission to end robocall and spam texts once and for all.

What was formerly Whitepages Caller ID, came to life when founder Alex Algard saw an opportunity for the company and its services to grow on its own as Hiya Inc.

Get the inside scoop about Hiya Inc. from International Business Times by clicking the image below:



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As Hiya spins off of Whitepages’ caller-ID app, TechCrunch covers our launch and highlights our goal to continue providing our 25 million users reliable caller ID and spam detection services.

You’ll also get an inside look of how Whitepages came to be from the founder himself, Alex Algard, who started it as a project back in 1997 when he was a student at Stanford, and what has now led to the spin off of Hiya!

Check out TechCrunch’s coverage and learn more about Hiya at the image below:



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