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Presenting the 2015 Spokeo Summer Interns!

Written by September 1, 2015

Can you believe it’s the last few precious days of summer? Most of the kids are already back in school, and though we can count on sunshine in our Pasadena offices for a couple more months, fall is upon us. One of summer’s best highlights in our office (besides the company picnic) is that we…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Spokeo Interns, Tech Watch

Vote Spokeo for SXSW Interactive 2016

Written by August 20, 2015

The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin March 11 through March 15, and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that Spokeo is in the running to be a featured workshop at this year’s event! Spokeo’s proposed workshop is called “How to Build a Website to 18M+ Unique Visitors.” SXSW is an incubator…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Newsroom, Tech Watch

Spokeo Hackathon 2015

Written by July 10, 2015

On June 25, Spokeo hosted its first-ever employee hackathon. For one 24-hour period, the office’s 7th floor was the epicenter of action for the next great Spokeo idea. Employees were tasked with creating a project that  was related to organizing information about people. The idea had to somehow be Spokeo-relevant, but could run the gamut from…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, News Flash, Tech Watch

FCC Decision on Net Neutrality

Written by February 27, 2015

Chances are, if you were online yesterday you read about at least one of three things: 1. #theDress (turns out it IS blue/black), 2. Llamas on the loose! or finally, about the historic decision by the Federal Communications Commission on net neutrality   In sum, the FCC’s decision approves a proposal that would treat the…
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Posted in News Flash, Tech Watch, The Spokeo Perspective

Staying Connected: Tech Products for the Trip of a Lifetime

Written by 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…
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Posted in News Flash, Tech Watch

Top Ruby Contributor, Aaron Patterson, Visits Spokeo

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

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

Written by 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…
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Posted in Community Outreach, Inside Spokeo, Tech Watch

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

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

Security Alert: Heartbleed Safety Tips

Written by 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…
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Posted in News Flash, Tech Watch

Getting Local with INNOVATE PASADENA

Written by 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…
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Posted in News Flash, Newsroom, Tech Watch