Links 12/4: Now Seattle wants a Comcast deal like Philly got

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Comcast, Philly Agree to 15-Year Franchise Deal (Multichannel News)

Seattle to Comcast: We want a contract deal like Philly got
(Seattle Times)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 now available worldwide (ZDNet)

U.S. appeals court hears challenge to net neutrality rules (Reuters)

With $42M Deal, Evariant Goes Big in Health Marketing, Analytics (Xconomy)
Pursuing a different segment of healthcare market than Veeva Systems, but potential collision points exist, initially in the area of data sources. For all I know, Veeva may already see this as additional opportunity for its data. In any event, I think Salesforce controls franchise boundaries for its verticals to some degree.

Qlik and Veeva Systems Partner to Offer Unprecedented Visibility into Customer Data for the Pharmaceutical Industry (Business

Jacoby, First Round back new Philly adtech startup, Circulate

Tom Paine

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Ari Jacoby / Circulate
Solve Media, the Philadelphia/New York adtech company which revolutionized the use of the CAPTCHA by turning it into valuable advertising real estste, was acquired recently by Somerville, NJ-based Adiant , price so far unknown. But Solve's founder, Ari Jacoby, one who's truly earned the "serial entrepreneur" designation, had already started another venture, Circulate. Its website states: "Founded in the City of Brotherly Love, Circulate now has offices in Philadelphia & NYC." Its received funding from First Round Capital (according to FRC 's website), which also backed Solve and Jacoby's previous venture, VoiceStar.

Circulate describes itsef as "The World's First Data Supply Side Platform (DSSPP)". "Circulate helps publishers (Web and App), networks and SDK providers maximize their first-party data monetization strategies with one simple integration, on a privacy friendly basis. Circulate advances the science of targeting and media attribution by enabling industry partners to utilize match Data as a Service." Examples given include website onboarding and cross-device targeting. I don't pretend to completely understand all of this.

Circulate has been operating in an early startup stage for a while, snd Jacoby has been CEO since the middle of last year, aacording to his LinkedIn profile. Most of the founding team members came from Solve Media.

I reached out to Circulate for more information but have yet to receive a response.