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Geek of the Week: Hipcricket’s Ivan Braiker, broadcast vet in a mobile world

Our new Geek of the Week, Ivan Braiker, first made his mark in the world of broadcasting, building radio networks including Olympia Broadcasting and New Northwest Broadcasters, and co-founding the Satellite Music Network — the first radio network to distribute live, 24-hour programming via satellite. Billboard Magazine once named him its “Trendsetter of the Year.”… Read More

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Mobile marketing firm Hipcricket sells to Augme for $44.5 million

The M&A market continues to heat up, and today saw another Seattle area technology company taken out. Hipcricket, which helps clients such as Nestle Water and KISS FM Cleveland conduct mobile marketing campaigns, including contests and other advertisements and promotions, has agreed to be sold to New York-based Augme for $44.5 million. The company and its… Read More