• 20 Dec 2016

    Tencent China streams reality show thru LiveU
    Staff writer | December 20, 2016


    Tencent is using LiveU’s portable transmission technology to stream live its new reality series called “See where you are going.”

    The live online program follows Olympic champions, movie stars and random guests in six cities around China (Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao and Shenzhen) as they perform various tasks.

    Tencent has deployed 10 LU200s, LiveU’s ultra-small transmission units, for the live production. Separate camera crews live stream the different stars in the different locations and viewers can choose one of six different video rooms to watch the video live on any device. At the end of each program, Tencent posts an edited version combining all the different clips online.

    The LiveU units and support are provided by LiveU’s local partner Guanhua Glory with additional support provided by Oneband Systems, an additional LiveU partner.

    Zhao Dongwei, Tencent transmission technology head, said that with the multi-camera chasing of stars, and multi-screen viewing, the show represents a new type of program in China.

    “Involving 6-10 hours per day of live streaming, it was important for us to choose a small, lightweight unit, which could deliver high quality and reliable live video over a long time in multiple locations,” said Zhao. “The LU200 surpassed our expectations, offering a highly cost-effective live transmission solution.”

  • 14 Dec 2016

    EverCompliant Raises $9.5 Million Series A to Continue Preventing Transaction Laundering

    Funding, led by Arbor Ventures and including existing investors, will help spearhead expansion of cyber intelligence company

    Tel Aviv, ISRAEL – December 14, 2016 – EverCompliant, the cyber intelligence company, pioneer and industry leader of transaction laundering detection and prevention, announced today the completion of a $9.5 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Arbor Ventures and included existing investors Carmel Ventures, StarFarm Ventures and Nyca Partners. With this investment, Melissa Guzy of Arbor Ventures has joined the Board of Directors of EverCompliant.

    The funds will be used to fuel the Company’s continued growth, including the opening of an office in Asia in 2017, an additional expansion in the U.S. and EU markets, and growth of its R&D operations. Leveraging its success in transaction laundering, EverCompliant is now able to expand its cyber intelligence technology to provide more banks and other financial institutions with a wider realm of efficient and automated solutions.

    Transaction laundering is a real threat to the modern payment industry, with fraudsters taking full advantage of payment ecosystems by funneling transactions through legitimate emerchant accounts.Transaction laundering is money laundering for the digital age and works based on the same principle of obscuring the true origins of funds and/or transactions. EverCompliant’s research identifies close to two million unregistered merchants in the U.S. alone, demonstrating that merchant-based fraud is a huge problem for the payment industry since they are often unaware of it until it’s too late.

    “As ecommerce has evolved, money laundering has morphed into a new digital form. This online epidemic is spreading faster, and is much more accessible and harder to detect. Most concerning is that transaction laundering is occurring right under the noses of regulators worldwide,” said Ron Teicher, CEO of EverCompliant. “The vote of confidence that Arbor Ventures and our other partners have shown will allow us to carry out our vision. Together, we can identify and stop criminals from financing their criminal activity by laundering money in the digital realm.”

    As the only cyber intelligence solution on the market designed to detect and prevent transaction laundering, EverCompliant has built on its success in major banks in Europe, Asia, and North America to help battle merchant-based online fraud worldwide. Additionally, its MerchantView™ SaaS solution marked a milestone by being the first and only solution to detect content and transaction laundering on mobile apps.

    “As pioneers in the transaction laundering detection and prevention space, we can already see the effectiveness of EverCompliant’s approach and we are excited to be partnering with them to bring their technology to a wider market,” said Melissa Guzy, Managing Partner at Arbor Ventures. “The talented team at EverCompliant continues to develop technology that is protecting some of the world’s largest financial institutions across the globe from association with illicit and brand damaging activities, ultimately saving them a significant amount of money and harm to their reputation.”

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    About EverCompliant

    EverCompliant is the pioneer and industry leader in transaction laundering detection and prevention. The company’s flagship product, MerchantView™, is the first and only dedicated solution on the market designed from its core to detect and prevent transaction laundering. MerchantView applies proprietary cyber intelligence technology to identify unknown and hidden merchants funneling transactions through seemingly legitimate storefront websites. Its accuracy, transparency, and ability to uncover hidden ecommerce networks and merchants sets it apart from other competing platforms. EverCompliant’s technology has been adopted by large-scale financial institutions and payment service providers in Asia, Europe, U.S. and the Middle East, and is an approved MasterCard MMSP. EverCompliant is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in New York City. Learn more at: www.evercompliant.com


    Company Contact:

    Judith Wahnon




  • 08 Nov 2016

    Clarizen Named Best Collaboration Software on CrowdReviews.com
    SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwired - November 07, 2016) - CrowdReviews.com, a platform for reviewing and ranking online software, has announced Clarizen as the best online collaboration software based on customer reviews. Clarizen has achieved their position as the leading collaboration software based on the reviews their customers have left in regards to features and functions of their software. Competing collaboration software vendors are invited to ask their customers to leave their own reviews detailing their experiences with the solutions being provided.
    The rankings on CrowdReviews.com are determined based on a transparent algorithm. This algorithm takes into consideration several elements including 5 primary factors which providers can improve to increase their placement within the rankings. These five factors include review strength, engagement strength, sentiment strength, profile strength, and verified status. Providers and customers alike can review the factors used to determine placement on the rankings at the link provided below:
    CrowdReviews.com encourages reviewers to attach a LinkedIn profile when leaving a review to add additional credence to their review, allowing for visitors to ensure that a review was written by a real person. Reviewers can choose whether to attach their profile to a recommendation, or to leave a review anonymously. While the choice to leave a review anonymously is available, more weight is placed on reviews made by those which attach their name to their review. Others can leave a comment or ask a question to reviewers as well, enabling companies to communicate with reviewers.
    To view the rankings of the best collaboration software visit:
    Those interested in joining CrowdReviews.com can visit the following page to register or claim their profile:
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    CrowdReviews.com is a crowdreviewing platform which ranks over 500 software categories and 200 service categories.

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