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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus