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Former Yahoo Ad Exec and Interclick Founder Katz Joins Adaptly Board

Social advertising technology company Adaptly has added Interclick founder Michael Katz to its board. Katz recently left Yahoo under tense circumstances, as part of a larger company advertising reorganization. That aside, Katz is a well-regarded entrepreneur and innovator in the ad tech space; he took Interclick public and sold it to Yahoo for $270 million in late 2011. Adaptly works with a range of big brands, using a consolidated platform to complete a social media ad buys across multiple social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The New York-based startup has raised about $13 million in funding so far.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik