Marchex Acquires Company To Expand Call Advertising Reach

Marchex increases bet on the phone call, agrees to buy Jingle Networks for $62.5M GeekWire

With the planned acquisition of Jingle Networks, Marchex and COO Pete Christothoulou aim to capitalize on the success of call advertising compared to online click conversion rates. Jingle’s mobile voice search wizardry and powerful industry partnerships give the Seattle company’s Call Advertising Network the capacity for a half billion calls yearly.

LiquidPlanner, Inspired by Social and Mobile Computing, Aims to Make Business Software Sexier Xconomy

Driven by their experience at Expedia, Charles Seybold and Jason Carlson aim to overcome an oxymoron by making engaging business software that integrates social elements with a mobile app look while tapping into the power of crowd-sourcing. With a new edition set to debut soon, Bellevue-based Liquid Planner boasts an impressive client list and strong backing by angel investors.

Marcelo Calbucci lands CTO gig at EveryMove, Andy Liu joins board GeekWire

Key moves in the news for EveryMove include new faces in CTO Marcelo Calbucci of Seattle 2.0 fame and board member Andy Liu of BuddyTV along with a new partner in Premera Blue Cross. The Seattle startup headed by Russell Benaroya is intent on bringing 21st Century technology to the neglected health and fitness industry.

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