mrnumberWhitePages has acquired Mr. Number, a popular Android app that allows users to easily block spam calls and text messages.

“We’ve watched Mr. Number develop their platform into the leading call blocking and spam identification offering on the market, continuing to address a growing consumer need to both identify and avoid unwanted calls and texts,” said WhitePages CEO Alex Algard. “Adding Mr. Number’s spam detection and call blocking app into our product portfolio provides our collective users a full range of communication management options.”

To date, Mr. Number has recorded more than seven million downloads. It boasts a 4.3-star rating in the Google Play store.

WhitePages has met with success with its Current Caller ID product, which identifies calls or texts. In April, following in Mr. Number’s path, the company also rolled out call and text blocking for the Android app. At the time of the new feature, Current Caller ID had been downloaded about four million times.

WhitePages is just purchasing the technology and assets of the company, meaning none of the employees will be joining as a result of the deal, terms of which were not disclosed.

Comments

  • Disgruntled WP.com shareholder

    Can anyone tell me what the heck Alex Algard is doing with Whitepages? As a former employee and holder of WP.com stock, I’m always amazed at how Alex manages to tank whatever he touches. We’ll see about this move, Anyone want some worthless shares bought back when WP was a 70+ MM company? What is it worth now Alex?

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