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Celebrating Ten Years!

Written by April 27, 2016

April marks the annual anniversary of Spokeo’s launch and we’re proud to celebrate 10 years as a growing, thriving business in 2016. We celebrated this important milestone as a company this past Saturday with a “Spokeo World” themed party that included a throwback to the original dorm room where the idea for Spokeo was sparked…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Spokeo Helps Reconnect Foster Children to Family Members

Written by April 19, 2016

Spokeo is proud to recognize its newest community grant recipient: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of El Paso County, Colorado. CASA reached out to Spokeo’s grant program, which is committed to reconnecting and assisting people through our technology and helping the community. CASA is an amazing organization that trains and supports volunteers who advocate for…
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Posted in Community Outreach, For the Family, News Flash, Newsroom

Spokeo Celebrates 10th Anniversary with #SpokeoTurns10 Sweepstakes

Written by April 15, 2016

Leading People Search Engine Launches Sweepstakes with $4,000 Grand Prize; Five $100 Runner-Up Prizes PASADENA, CALIF. (April 15, 2016) – Spokeo, the leading people search engine, today launched the #SpokeoTurns10 sweepstakes to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Whether it’s reuniting with friends or family members, paying off college debt, traveling or splurging on a gift for a…
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Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases

Why We Hired 3,000 Nepali Nationals for a Major Census Records Project

Written by April 1, 2016

In 2013, Spokeo’s CEO Harrison Tang took an unforgettable trip to Nepal with the goal of organizing a workforce of 3,000 locals to transcribe 200 million census records! Spokeo’s mission is to help people find and connect with others. With this mission in mind, the company decided to embark on a monumental effort to digitize…
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Posted in Community Outreach, News Flash

Product Update: Advanced Search Filters!

Written by February 22, 2016

Searching on Spokeo just became more powerful, as we continue to evolve and incorporate your feedback. In addition to first and last name, you can now add information to refine your search, especially when you’re searching a more common name and you want to save time by narrowing the results. Options include: middle name or…
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Posted in News Flash, Product Highlights & Updates

To Catch a Thief: Spokeo Helps Track Down a Credit Card Hacker

Written by January 21, 2016

Nearly half of Americans have had their credit card hacked, according to research from the Ponemon Institute. Mary-Kathryn found herself in that unfortunate situation after $3,000 was stolen from her husband’s credit card. Mary-Kathryn’s credit card company called them to explain that someone had used her husband’s credit card information to wire transfer money fraudulently…
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Posted in News Flash, People Search, Protecting Yourself

Spokeo Announces Spring 2016 Scholarship Winner

Written by January 15, 2016

We are excited to announce the fifth winner of the Spokeo Connections Scholarship (view past winners)! This semester, we received nearly 600 essays covering a wide array of famous people and their contributions to the world. Out of the many applicants, we narrowed them down to six strong finalists. After careful review of the finalists,…
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Posted in Connections Scholarship, News Flash, Newsroom

Spokeo Achieves Record Growth in 2015

Written by January 14, 2016

Leading People Search Engine Reports 95% Surge in Revenue Growth; Reaches 12 Billion Data Records PASADENA, Calif. (January 14, 2015) — Spokeo, the leading people search engine, today announced a record-breaking year. The company experienced a 95% percent revenue growth increase between 2013 and 2015. Spokeo also increased its employee count to 200 and grew to…
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Adoptees Find a Whole New World of Resources in the Digital Age

Written by November 23, 2015

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Every year in the U.S. upwards of 10,000 children are adopted by American families. These adoptions come from all over the world, but most actually take place exclusively with American parents. Some studies estimate as many as 2.5% of all American citizens are adopted. Open adoptions – agreements that give…
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Posted in For the Family, News Flash, People Search, Spokeo Search Angels

Spokeo named to the socalTECH 50

Written by November 20, 2015

We’ve had quite a year! We’re excited to add one more accolade to the list of earned awards for our growing company with today’s announcement of the socalTECH 50! Our CEO Harrison Tang was named as one of the 50 people to watch in Southern California Tech. The socalTECH 50 is aimed at identifying and…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Newsroom, Press Releases, Spokeo in the News