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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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