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Tarangire – Thomson’s Gazelle, Giraffe, Ostrich, Oh My

So many animals

Tarangire Baboons


Tarangire Elephants

Over the next few days in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongore parks we would see more elephants in three days than I had seen my entire lifetime. You see elephants mostly in groups, and you can see how they stand around and encircle the younger ones as a means of protection. You also see solitary older […]

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tengeru Market

(PHOTO: Bananas for the Wednesday Tengeru market.) What do you do on a down day in Arusha, Tanazania? If it is a Wednesday (or Saturday) you head to the Tengeru market, about 10-15 kms east outside of town back towards the airport and Moshi. Our only plan Wednesday was to meet our safari guide Laurent […]

Tanzania – Ready, Set, Go

We were ready. We had chosen our outfitter for safari and the Kili climb, made our own plans for beach and diving on Zanzibar, prepared at the local Rye YMCA and geared up at the REI store in Yonkers (1). There are no direct flights to Tanzania from the US market, although we were told […]

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro & Our Tanzania Adventure

We made it. On July 1st our middle son Noah and I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain on the African continent. It took a unique combination of physical, mental and emotional strength to make it to the top. The Kili climb was part of a three week adventure across Tanzania, starting with safari through […]

Crossing the Rubicon to Mastercard. Priceless.

After a great five years at Rubicon Project, I’ve decided to join Mastercard Advisors to run their Media Solutions group. I’m going just far enough from the “programmatic” apple tree to keep things interesting. While many think Mastercard is a “credit card company”, this is incorrect. The company does not issue a single credit card. […]

Weather Company (IBM) Discussion at Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference

(PHOTO: Ryan Davis, VP, Local Platform at The Weather Company, an IBM company and Jay Sears, SVP Marketplace Development, Rubicon Project (NYSE: RUBI) appear at the 2016 Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference.) Ryan Davis, VP, Local Platform at The Weather Company, an IBM company, and I presented at the 2016 Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom […]

Pivotal Research’s Brian Wieser on Ad Technology and 2016 Trends

[Originally published in Media Village.] Jay Sears, Senior Vice President Marketplace Development of Rubicon Project discusses ad technology and 2016 trends with Pivotal Research’s Senior Analyst Brian Wieser. YOUR NAME: Brian Wieser YOUR COMPANY: Pivotal Research YOUR TITLE: Senior Analyst SEARS: What do you read to keep up with politics, art and culture? WIESER: The […]