Giving a Voice to WhitePages.com

Alex Algard —  June 4, 2008 — 2 Comments

Our mission at WhitePages.com has always been to provide everyone the best and simplest service to find each other and connect. Over the past ten years we’ve proven our success in helping people search and find each other. Our database has grown to 180 million people, and just last month we added the capability for consumers to post their cell phone number. We’re confident in our position as the leader in people search.

But for us to become the leaders in connecting people we need to evolve and I’m very proud to announce the next step in this evolution…

WhitePages.com has entered into an agreement to purchase Snapvine.

Also based here in Seattle, Snapvine’s culture and technology is a perfect match for us. The acquisition will bring Snapvine’s popular voice applications, its powerful technology platform, and its amazing development team, to WhitePages.com.

Snapvine’s technologies will allow people to instantly connect with the people they are looking for… in their own voice.

We look forward to rolling out a number of new connection features over the next couple of months that complement our current search offerings. Using Snapvine’s VoIP technology, we have plans to allow consumers to create a free, private voicemail box where others can leave messages without disclosing the recipient’s personal home or cell phone number. And similarly, we also plan to launch text-based relay services based on email and SMS.

We’re very excited about this announcement and what it means for the future of WhitePages.com.

Stay tuned!

For another perspective on the news, take a look at what our Developer Blog has to say

2 responses to Giving a Voice to WhitePages.com

  1. Wow! Exciting news!!!!
    I can now have my friends leave messages without publishing my phone number??? How cool is that! Stay private yet have the ability to connect! Good job!

  2. I am really excited about all the buzz in the press that this has generated in the last 24 hours. Posts from TechCrunch (http://tinyurl.com/57rhue) and Mashable (http://tinyurl.com/6x74sn) really sum up how exciting this is for WhitePages.com and for our customers.

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