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  • 09 Jul 2014

    Payoneer Strengthens Legal, Risk Management and Regulatory Capabilities
    Payoneer Inc., a leading online payments company transforming the way businesses send and receive cross-border payments, announced today its partnership with Ball To All, a global nonprofit organization with the mission to “keep kids playing.” Through the partnership, Payoneer will donate services to enable Ball To All to send funds to its global ambassadors as they deliver recreational balls to less fortunate children around the world.
    Ball To All was founded in 2013, and its overall goal is for every child to have a recreational ball, encouraging an active lifestyle so children can grow happier and healthier while staying out of trouble. The nonprofit organization has ambassadors delivering recreational balls in several countries, including Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Kenya and Zimbabwe. With ambassadors all over the world, Ball To All previously faced challenges accommodating the cross-border payouts necessary to provide its ambassadors with funds to carry out the organization’s mission.
    “Through this partnership, we are offering Ball To All complimentary payouts through our user-friendly platform,” said Scott Galit, CEO of Payoneer. “We’re thrilled to give back to the community through our work with Ball To All and have high hopes for the organization’s continued positive impact on children around the world.”
    Ball To All has significant plans to expand. The organization will expand its global presence through donations, sponsorships and partnerships such as this one with Payoneer, which will ultimately lower the cost to buy recreational balls in bulk and ship them around the world.
    “Prior to working with Payoneer, we experienced difficulties and high costs associated with sending cross-border funds to remote areas around the world,” said Ori Eisen, founder of Ball To All. “This partnership enables us to cut overall costs and time spent facilitating payouts so we can focus more on our underlying mission – providing as many children as possible with an avenue for exercise and activity.”
    About Payoneer 
    Payoneer provides an industry-leading global payment platform that connects thousands of businesses with millions of trading partners and professionals worldwide, removing the limitations that typically impede cross-border commerce. Payoneer enables companies to send payments to over 200 countries and territories as easily as if they were making local payments, while professionals and small businesses worldwide can immediately receive funds for services provided or products sold, no matter where they are. For payers and payees alike, Payoneer ensures smooth, cost-effective, secure, compliant transactions. Our range of flexible payout options includes transfers to local banks worldwide, prepaid debit cards, international wire transfers and local eWallets. Venture-backed and profitable, Payoneer is ranked in the top 100 of the Inc. 500 Financial Service companies. For more information, visit us at http://www.payoneer.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
    About Ball To All 
    Ball To All is a nonprofit organization with volunteers around the world, who help deliver soccer balls to kids who cannot afford one.
    Ball To All was founded with a simple premise: keep kids playing – to help them grow up healthier and happier, and at the same time, keep them out of trouble. Our mission is simple and captured in the slogan: Every Kid Can Have a Ball.
  • 08 Jul 2014

    Microsoft Partners with Perfecto Mobile for Visual Studio App Testing
    Microsoft and Perfecto Mobile Ltd. yesterday strengthened their partnership, offering new mobile app testing features for Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure users.

    In addition to new features, subscribers to the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and non-subscriber users of Microsoft Azure were offered price discounts for the Perfecto Mobile testing service.

    The Perfecto Mobile service provides mobile app testing solutions based on the company's MobileCloud platform, which can draw upon a cloud of thousands of connected smartphones and tablets that developers can use to run various kinds of tests.

    Previously, the service has been available as mobile testing extensions to Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Online.

    The new features include support for C# testing scripts that run on the cloud of devices from within Visual Studio, according to a blog post by S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer Division. Another new feature is support for Windows Phone 8.1 devices, including new Nokia Lumia models yet to ship.

    Perfecto Mobile testing from within Visual Studio  [Click on image for larger view.]Perfecto Mobile Testing from within Visual Studio (source: Microsoft).

    Also, Somasegar said, "Perfecto Mobile has enabled great integration with Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online and we are working now on additional scenarios, including integrating into the build process to automatically provision devices and run tests from a work item, and publish test results back to TFS or Visual Studio Online."

    The special discounts for MSDN subscribers include price discounts for manual testing in the public cloud and automated testing in the public and private cloud services.

    The private cloud provides dedicated services in a highly secure hosted or on-premises environment. The public cloud provides the top 100 devices in the market for testing in a shared environment. The devices are continually updated according to market trends and customer requests.

    Microsoft Azure users who aren't MSDN subscribers can get Perfecto Mobile services through the Azure Store with discounts through year's end.

    "With Perfecto Mobile's Visual Studio templates, development teams can easily extend product builds and manual and automated testing to thousands of devices from their existing Team Foundation Server installations or Visual Studio Online accounts," Somasegar said. "Any development team can use TFS to manage Windows 8, Android and iOS versions of their application, while testing each version on the relevant set of real devices in the MobileCloud.

    "When test failures occur," Somasegar continued, "Perfecto Mobile automatically generates TFS work items, which include screenshots and a full video of the tests that were run, making it easy for developers to find and fix the issue."
  • 01 Jul 2014

    Perfecto Mobile Partners with CA Technologies

    Boston, MA - June 26, 2014 – Perfecto Mobile, provider of the MobileCloud™ Mobile App Quality Platform, today announced a partnership with CA Technologies to help enterprises deploy mobile applications with confidence. Under the terms of the agreement, CA Technologies will resell Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud as part of its solutions. CA MobileCloud will allow users to achieve optimal results from testing, accelerate application delivery, improve quality and reduce costs through automated mobile application testing on real devices located in the cloud.

    “Mobile mandates fast delivery and the cloud is an essential element of agile development. The combination of these two messages is a shift in the way the software development lifecycle (SDLC) market has operated previously,” said Eran Yaniv, CEO, Perfecto Mobile. “By integrating our MobileCloud Mobile App Quality Platform to the industry’s leading mobile-ready service virtualization solution from CA Technologies – DevOps and QA/testing teams can now virtualize services while testing their apps on real mobile devices that operate in real-world conditions and perform automated, reliable, cross-platform tests to deliver higher quality apps faster.”

    This partnership represents a shared vision by Perfecto Mobile and CA Technologies, bringing value closer to DevOps teams as they become tightly integrated and highly virtualized, automated and managed. These teams can now achieve value in their development by combining pre-existing knowledge of CA Service Virtualization capabilities with real cloud-based mobile environments and automated testing for optimal quality. With CA MobileCloud, a suite of real devices and networks available 24X7 in the cloud, organizations reduce an application’s time to market without sacrificing the quality of the application.

    “Software applications, including mobile apps are becoming increasingly important for all businesses, yet quality, time-to-market and development costs continue to be significant challenges,” said Shridhar Mittal, general manager, Application Delivery, CA Technologies. “Enterprises using CA MobileCloud will help developers ‘shift left’ and deliver the quality applications their customers have come to expect.”

    This technology is available now through CA Technologies (ca.com/sv)

  • 30 Jun 2014

    RT @Debbie_Levi: Carmel's #FinTech Forum- Challenges in Online Payments & Fraud Risks (at @CarmelVentures) http://t.co/nbPK6cBo1z
  • 16 Jun 2014

    Congrats to @play_buzz for raising $3M from @CarmelVentures! GP @coheda weighs in on leading the investment here: http://t.co/5P8kWQMkNA
  • 15 Jun 2014

    Watch Tomer Bar-Zeev, CEO of IronSource, a Carmel portfolio company on Bloomberg TV http://t.co/Tmc867CAco

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