Liz Gannes

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Keas Uses Social Pressure and Teamwork to Improve Employee Health

Keas, a long-evolving online health site, now sells access to its Web-based social game to companies, including large concerns like Pfizer and Bechtel. Employees create Keas accounts where they form teams and compete to complete simple goals, like eating more vegetables and exercising more. Keas has now raised $6.5 million in Series B funding, led by Atlas Venture and Ignition Partners.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald