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April 18, 2006 at 11:02 AM

Qcash for the Qpass guys

China and Microsoft are getting all the attention, but the Seattle tech story of the day so far is the $275 million sale of Qpass to Amdocs, a St. Louis-based customer service software company.

Qpass is a quiet success story. After reworking its business a few times, the company is now has deals with most major wireless carriers to provide services helping them sell content to subscribers. Tricia Duryee reported in Tech Tracks that rumors of a Qpass sale have been floating around recently.

Now the question is what will happen to the Seattle operation. Qpass lately has been putting a lot of effort into recruiting. Will it continue growing in Seattle, where there’s more wireless talent but higher costs, or shift to Missouri?

I’m also wondering whether Chase Franklin, Qpass founder and chief executive, will change his QPASS vanity license plates. (That last link is to a 2002 story I did on tech license plates; it’s still available if you’ve done the free registration at seattletimes.com.)

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