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Scott Kurnit

Scott Kurnit

    Scott Kurnit founded AdKeeper in 2010, with a mission to enable consumers to engage with advertising on their own time and terms, while improving their overall Internet experience.

    Scott also founded and served as chairman and CEO of About, Inc. as it grew to a public market value of $1.7 billion and was the 5th largest of all Web properties. About invented the forerunner to Google's AdSense in Sprinks (purchased by Google in 2003) and the first family of ad networks in Luna. Kurnit sold About U.S. to Primedia in 2001 for $724 million. About is now owned by the New York Times Company.

    Scott has founded four companies, all of which continue operating today. He's a holder of four patents, led the team that embedded the first Web browser into an online service, started the first Pay Per View cable network and co-led the team that implemented the first use of national caller ID. He was also the youngest program director in the PBS system and served as program director for Qube, the world's first fully interactive cable system. He was president of Showtime Event Television when it generated the largest one night gross in the entertainment business and aired the first rock concert (broadcast in 70 countries) from the former Soviet Union.

    Scott serves on the Boards of AdKeeper, Appssavvy, Brightcove, Dotomi, OpenSky, SendMe Mobile, and The Paley Center for Media. He is an advisor to About, Black Arrow, Mashery and SmartBrief. He has been a Filmmaker, TV Director, Station Program Manager, Marketer and CEO. He has worked at the highest levels of Warner, Viacom, News Corp., PBS, IBM, and MCI companies.

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