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Sandpoint-based biz tracks apps

Companies around the globe are creating apps that allow users to shop, play games, connect, manage bank accounts, share photos or watch videos on their mobile devices.

Kochava, a Sandpoint company launched in 2011, is a fast-growing provider of a key part of that app-driven economy: It tells companies and advertisers how many people download apps, and then what they do with them afterward.

The company’s name means “star” in Hebrew. It has 26 employees, nearly all of them in Sandpoint. A year ago the headcount in Sandpoint was just eight.

CEO Charles Manning said he expects Kochava to keep growing rapidly and gaining customers, ranging from big spenders such as the Walt Disney Co. to smaller app makers. Read more. Tom Sowa, SR

Which apps do you use most frequently?

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