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Dec 19

‘Tis the Season!

by Vanessa • December 19, 2012

Anyone who visits the Spokeo office knows that we’re a spirited group. From themed fridays (proof here) to upcoming ugly sweater parties, we love to get into the full-fledged spirit of things. And that includes the spirit of giving! We opted to support the local “Spark of Love” toy drive, a program driven by KABC and the […]

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Dec 07

Good Game: Wishing our CSO well!

by Vanessa • December 7, 2012

Here at Spokeo, we’re extremely proud of the creative and inspirational individuals on our team. Our Chief Strategy Officer, Emanuel Pleitez has not only led our efforts to engage with policy makers and  help reunite families here at Spokeo, but he’s been also been in the race for the upcoming seat for Mayor of Los […]

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Jul 20

Helping Make More Connections…

by Vanessa • July 20, 2012

You can tell from how often we ask for your stories about finding your loved ones and the great stories we’ve recently profiled (Edward and his father!) that Spokeo loves reuniting people. We love to hear from people who have used Spokeo to find one another. It makes our hearts feel warm and fuzzy (including […]

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Jul 02

Spokeo Founder Featured on IdeaMensch

by Vanessa • July 2, 2012

  Spokeo’s founder and president, Harrison Tang, answered some questions for Ideamensch.com. Take a look at the interview and get to know the man behind the idea for Spokeo. Harrison Q&A with Ideamensch.com  

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Jun 12

Empowering Spokeo’s Users

by Harrison • June 12, 2012

Six years ago, my Stanford roommates and I built Spokeo to help us keep in touch with friends across a dizzying array of social networks. We are honored today to be at the helm of a principal destination for millions of Americans searching for and looking to connect with others. Like any startup, we grow […]

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May 16

People Search: Privacy Identity Innovation Summit #pii2012

by Vanessa • May 16, 2012

Spokeo CSO, Emanuel Pleitez participated in a fireside chat earlier today at the Privacy Identity Innovation Summit in Seattle focusing on protecting privacy while enabling new technologies and business models.  Take a look at some of the others at the conference: * Larry Downes: internet analyst and author * Anne Toth: Head of Privacy at Google+, former Chief Trust Officer at […]

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May 14

Top 10 People Searches – NBA Players

by Katie • May 14, 2012

The NBA is in the playoffs! The East and the West teams are duking it out, but only one team will be victorious. Is your favorite team in the running (we have a lot of Clippers and Lakers fans in our office)? Follow the playoffs bracket here, and check out the top 10 NBA players […]

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May 11

Top 10 People Searches – Celebrity Moms

by Katie • May 11, 2012

They’re talented, they’re beautiful, and they’re mothers! Let’s take a look at the top ten celebrity moms.      Top 10 Celebrity Moms*: 1. Sarah Michelle Gellar – became widely known for her role as Buffy Summers on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Sarah is married to actor Freddie Prinze, Jr., is the mother of […]

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May 07

Top 10 People Searches – TV & Movie Moms

by Katie • May 7, 2012

Mother’s Day is coming up! Today we have the top moms from television and film. Some of these characters may be fictional, but we can all relate to them and they’ve helped shape the family values and culture we share. Top 10 TV & Movie Moms*: 1. Lauren Graham – Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls […]

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May 04

Top 10 People Searches – Cinco de Mayo Edition

by Katie • May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend (bring on the margaritas), and it’s the 150 year anniversary! Cinco de Mayo celebrates the 1862 Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated the French forces. Today, Cinco de Mayo is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride; this week’s list includes […]

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