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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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