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PlayUp Launches Group Messaging App for Live Sports

PlayUp today is announcing its iPhone and iPad social sports app for U.S. users. The app hosts live private and public fan hangouts during every NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS and college football game.

The app’s functionality is similar to group messaging apps like GroupMe, with group discussions centered on real-time score updates from a particular game.

Four-year-old PlayUp this year raised a seemingly insane $50 million from individual investors it declined to disclose. The company also offers text-based sports products in other countries; its most popular one is for cricket fans in India.

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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