Liz Gannes

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Come on Down! Loyalize Launches Audience Participation Tools

Loyalize launched today to help broadcasters and live event organizers offer mobile apps to get watchers and attendees to check in, play games and win rewards. The San Francisco-based company already has a deal with Motorola for its SocialTV service that was announced last week. Loyalize extends social TV apps like GetGlue to live events, making it sound similar to a white-label version of Hot Potato, the small event-focused community app Facebook bought last year. Facebook also recently added functionality that allows users to check in to events.


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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