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Nov 04

Staying Connected: Tech Products for the Trip of a Lifetime

by Spokeo • November 4, 2014

Spokeo helps you connect with others, but if you’re planning a jaunt through Italy or an adventurous two weeks in South America, you might need help with staying connected in general. Whether you’re a skilled international traveler or just want to orchestrate a trip your family will never forget, technology is making the staying connected […]

Posted in News Flash, Tech Watch

Oct 22

Top Ruby Contributor, Aaron Patterson, Visits Spokeo

by Spokeo • October 22, 2014

Simply put, Aaron Patterson is a tender loving code ninja and maestro of Ruby who our developers were lucky enough to spend the day with at the Spokeo offices in Pasadena last Friday. Having originally started out coding to impress women, Aaron’s greatest love affair to date began when he learned Ruby as a mod_perl […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Spokeo in the News, Tech Watch, The Spokeo Perspective

Oct 10

Spokeo Teaming up with OpenX and Innovate Pasadena to Host Job Fair

by Vanessa • October 10, 2014

Tech in Pasadena is growing at a steady rate! As the city’s tech presence grows, so does the need for great talent. We’re excited to get together with one of our neighbors, OpenX, and Innovate Pasadena, to bring LA tech talent together for a fun and informative day focused on Pasadena tech. We’ll be co-hosting […]

Posted in Community Outreach, Inside Spokeo, Tech Watch

Oct 01

Spokeo’s Harrison Tang named one of TechWeek’s 100

by Vanessa • October 1, 2014

Spokeo co-founder and CEO, Harrison Tang, joins the ranks of many other esteemed tech leaders on the Techweek 100! The Techweek100 is an annual list of the 100 most distinguished technology organizations and their leaders, and identifies those who have made a significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem in which they operate. Selections […]

Posted in Famous People Search, News Flash, Newsroom, People Search, Spokeo in the News, Tech Watch

Apr 14

Security Alert: Heartbleed Safety Tips

by Vanessa • April 14, 2014

The recent Heartbleed bug has caused quite a stir, and with good reason.  One of the basic foundations of secure Internet use over the last two decades has been the ability to send and receive sensitive data by using encryption in the form of the “Secure Sockets Layer”, or SSL, which is the HTTPS:\\ that […]

Posted in News Flash, Tech Watch

Jun 26

Getting Local with INNOVATE PASADENA

by Ray • June 26, 2013

At Spokeo, a leading people search platform, we are focused on two things: making sure our product delivers on our promise to help people reconnect and participating as an active citizen in our community. Being active in our community means sometimes we’re helping kids in our area learn to code and other times it means […]

Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Tech Watch

Apr 17

Spokeo to Host FREE Coding for Kids Workshop

by Vanessa • April 17, 2013

The recent “Educate to Innovate” call from the White House has prompted the nation to improve the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Spokeo boasts a team of extremely talented STEM professionals doing what we can to promote the next fleet of engineers. Remember our engineer themed toy-drive? […]

Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Tech Watch

Feb 08

Keep Track of Celeb Whereabout​s With Spokeo’s ‘Recently Spotted’ Feature!

by Patrick • February 8, 2012

  You may have noticed that we’ve been blogging a lot about our huge, new Famous Person search feature, which allows you to search the name of any famous person, living or dead, and quickly get tons of information (bio/timeline, news, photos, videos etc.). It’s an exciting addition to our people search site, and we’ve […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch

Jan 27

Life Story: Spokeo’s Famous Person Timeline

by Patrick • January 27, 2012

By now you may have heard that Facebook will be switching all profiles over to their “Timeline” view in the coming weeks. It’s a big change, and, like every other big change on Facebook, one that’s guaranteed to draw the ire of tons of users (until they get used to the feature and forget about […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch

Jan 20

Are You Stuck in an Internet Echo Chamber?

by Patrick • January 20, 2012

Have you ever logged-in to Amazon.com and looked through a list of recommendations? “A Savage Garden CD…Pleather Moon Boots…a DVD copy of Leprechaun: In The Hood (starring Ice-T)!? It’s like they know me! Well, that’s because they do know you to some extent; websites like Amazon or Facebook create algorithms based on user-preferences and behavior […]

Posted in People Search, Tech Watch