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100 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies 

Our rankings show another banner year for the leaders of the tech revival.

Rank: 47 (Previous rank: 7)
Get quote: AQNT
Employees: 2,106
Headquarters: Seattle, WA
Sector(s): Business Services
Why it's hot:
aQuantive made five acquisitions, expanding its services with search optimization tools and products for Web publishers. Those serial Web-advertising acquisitions made it a tempting target for Microsoft, which struck a $6.1 billion deal to buy the company in May.
Revenue 442.2 29.9 45
Earnings 54 60.8 49
Operating cash flow 122.8 78.9 32
Stock return (2006) -2
Headcount change (2006) 44
From the June 2007 issue
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To find the B2 100, we screened more than 2,000 tech companies that have been publicly traded on a U.S. stock exchange for at least three years, have a market capitalization of at least $50 million, and have had positive operating cash flow over the past 12 months. Zacks Investment Research of Chicago ranked the resulting list using four financial criteria: growth in revenue, profit, and operating cash flow during the past three years, and the 12-month stock return as of Dec. 31, 2006. Cash flow growth counts for 40 percent of a company's ranking. Each of the other criteria counts for 20 percent. Additional research was provided by Factset. If you have further questions about Business 2.0's 100 Fastest growing technology companies, please e-mail talkback@business2.com.