WhitePages aims to clean up your address book with Hiya

Seattle company WhitePages has built up a massive database of contact information for people and businesses — it supposedly has more than 200 million listings. Now WhitePges wants to use its technology to clean up your address book with an iPhone and Web application called Hiya.

DEMO: WayConnected replaces your business card

WayConnected is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Social email startup Xobni going global, starting with Germany

Xobni, an email tool that provides social network data about your contacts, today announced its availability in Germany as well as a partnership with Xing, a business social network popular in Germany according to the company. The expansion is the company’s first step to bring it’s service to a global audience.