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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus