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Tech Moves: HasOffers adds DoubleClick vet; Globys bolsters team; Hulu picks Microsoftie as CTO; etc.

—It has been a wild few weeks for HasOffers, which was removed from Facebook’s mobile measurement program after it ran afoul of the social networking giant’s privacy policies related to data collection. But the Seattle analytics startup is still growing, announcing that it has named Raif Hirt as chief revenue officer. “HasOffers’ wild growth and success… Read More

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Facebook cracks down on HasOffers, boots startup from mobile measurement program

HasOffers, the fast-growing Seattle startup that helps companies manage affiliate advertising programs, has been removed from Facebook’s mobile measurement program after it ran afoul of the social networking giant’s privacy policies related to data collection. San Francisco-based mobile analytics company Kontagent also was booted. “After working with a third-party auditor to review the practices of all… Read More

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Mobile ad startup HasOffers opens London office

Fast-growing mobile analytics startup HasOffers is opening a new office in London, part of a plan to continue its expansion in Europe. Already, HasOffers says that international revenues account for 51 percent of the total at the 5-year-old company. Europe represents 31 percent of the overall revenue. “We have long talked about opening an office… Read More

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Meet the Seattle 10: These innovative startups are looking to change the world

Seattle is ripe with innovation. From aerospace to biotechnology to software to retail, startup companies in this moss-covered part of the globe are breaking traditional boundaries, creating groundbreaking ideas that truly could change how we see the world. With that in mind, we’re excited to announce the Seattle 10, presented in partnership with the Museum… Read More

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Fast-growing HasOffers raises $9.4M, promises to keep ‘bootstrapper spirit’ alive

HasOffers built a pretty impressive business over the past four years, using the company’s revenue to fuel expansion as it grew to 79 employees and added profits to the bottom line. Now, after bootstrapping their way to success, the team is looking to supercharge efforts. HasOffers, which helps companies manage affiliate advertising programs, just scored… Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote for Young Entrepreneur of the Year

We’ve collected hundreds of nominations and listened to the feedback of dozens of expert judges. Now, it’s your time to vote for the best and brightest in the Pacific Northwest technology community. We’re kicking off public voting today for the GeekWire Awards. Over the next two weeks, you’ll get the chance to vote in 14… Read More

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HasOffers doubles sales, plans to continue bootstrapping ways

HasOffers, the fast-growing Seattle affiliate marketing startup, hit a crossroads in 2012. The 57-person company doubled revenue, pulling in $7.2 million. That’s up from $1.6 million in 2010 and $3.6 million in 2011, with the profitable company looking to hit $20 million in revenue this year. Not too shabby. But in a blog post CEO… Read More

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Microsoft’s ‘demoralizing’ stack ranking system; and other comments of the week

The 4th of July brought another beautiful patriotic display over Seattle’s South Lake Union. But those weren’t the only fireworks going on in the city. Microsoft’s employee ranking system (and the company itself) came under direct fire after Kurt Eichenwald, a two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk Award, penned an article for Vanity Fair titled… Read More

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HasOffers sees opportunity in Apple’s UDID blocking

Apple reportedly has begun rejecting new iOS apps that access unique device identifiers, leading to developer concern — and potential upside for ad tracking firms including Seattle’s HasOffers. Over the weekend, TechCrunch reported that Apple had begun bouncing new apps that use the UDID (Unique Device Identifier), an alphanumeric character string specific to each individual… Read More

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HasOffers: Twin brothers bring a new face to affiliate marketing

Twins share many common attributes. But — Winklevoss twins aside — do they actually make good co-founders of startups? The twin partnership is working for HasOffers, a 23-person Seattle affiliate marketing company founded by Lucas and Lee Brown. The 26-year-old co-founders are now tracking more than $300 million affiliate payouts per year on behalf of… Read More