RockYou Acquires Social Game Company’s Sweepstakes Platform

Social game maker RockYou has acquired Philadelphia-based Ryzing, creators of Bingo by Ryzing on Facebook. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. RockYou said it was interested in the company for its gaming platform, which allows players a chance to win prizes through sweepstakes drawings. Bingo by Ryzing draws more than 75,000 daily active users.


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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