Spokeo Blog
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

Tech Talent Tuesday: Munish

Written by April 12, 2016

Today we’re introducing you to one of our talented frontend leaders. Meet Munish… First Name: Munish Title: Sr. Manager/Architect of Web Application Development Was this your original title at Spokeo? No. Started as Sr. Principal Engineer Tell us about your job. What do you do? I do software development, architecture and management for payments, administration, analytics…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, Tech Talent Tuesday

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

It Takes a Village to Reunite a Father and Son

Written by March 15, 2016

Pictured from left to right: Chad (Carey’s half brother), Chancellor (Carey’s father), and Carey.   Spokeo just received a touching story about how we helped Carey find his biological father after 39 years apart. In 1976, Carey’s mother, Clementine, found out that she was pregnant. Living in Chicago at the time, Clementine never had the chance…
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Posted in People Search, Spokeo Reunions

How Spokeo Helped a Mom Find her Missing Daughter

Written by March 10, 2016

A missing child is a parent’s worst nightmare. Sherri recently used Spokeo to help a friend locate her missing daughter. One night, Sherri’s friend went into her daughter’s room and discovered that she had run away. Sherri came over and the two of them searched her room for clues and noticed that her daughter had…
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Posted in People Search, Spokeo Reunions

Tech Talent Tuesday: Joe

Written by March 8, 2016

First name: Joe Title: Director of QA and Release Management Tell us about your job. What do you do? My job is to make sure that the QA and Release Management team is running smoothly, that software defects are found and fixed prior to releases, and that the performance of the software is met to…
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Posted in Inside Spokeo, Tech Talent Tuesday

How Spokeo helped reunite these former in-laws

Written by February 29, 2016

We heard from Spokeo customer, Elizabeth, about a reunion that was only possible with the help of Spokeo. Elizabeth grew up in Asheville, NC and has since moved to Asheboro, NC only three hours away. She was quite close with her former mother-in-law, but it had been five years since they had seen each other….
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Posted in People Search, Spokeo Reunions

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