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Minerva Networks Transforms Virtual Concert Experience with Watch Together Platform

San Jose, CA, September 10, 2020 –(– Minerva Networks, the leading provider of management platforms for the delivery of next-generation television services, today announced an integration with A-LIVE, a European supplier of services for virtual concerts.

The two companies have assembled a disruptive solution for concert promoters that allows fans to enjoy new engaging virtual experiences. Innovative features for virtual concert goers include:

– Invite friends to, talk, chat, share sound effects and take group selfies and post on social media while watching a live streamed concert.

– Contribute background visual and audio content to the performance, enabling fans to “see themselves on stage” and the artist to “feel” the crowd.

– Chat one-on-one with the artist after the performance and record the conversation for social sharing.

Harnessing Minerva’s Watch Together platform, A-LIVE recently powered the highly anticipated Heroes concert at the Arena in Verona, Italy where 42 top Italian artists performed live to benefit the COVID-19 Fund for Music. More than 39,000 tickets were sold with approximately 3,500 people in the Arena and the rest attending virtually with the A-LIVE applications. During the concert tens of thousands of selfies were taken and shared with the Minerva platform and thousands of user generated images were displayed on the application ticker and on stage. Virtual attendees also contributed more than 50,000 sounds in the form of applause, howls of excitement, and more.

Next, on September 11, A-LIVE will power a virtual concert featuring Lacuna Coil, a popular Italian band.

“In the age of social distancing, concert promoters need to find new engaging ways to bring live music to people,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, Chief Innovation Officer at Minerva. “In partnership with A-LIVE we are able to deliver disruptive functionality that transforms virtual concerts worldwide and enables new experiences for both artists and fans.”

Following the Heroes concert, Riccardo Luna, a reporter from La Repubblica, Italy’s most prominent newspaper, commented on the event by stating, “When last Spring we wrote that the lockdown might turn out to be an opportunity to change things, we were right. Somebody has actually managed to do it.”

“New delivery mechanisms will shape the future of concerts, theater, sports, and other live events,” said Alex Braga, A-LIVE CEO. “Together with Minerva we have managed to deliver a groundbreaking solution that gives performers new exciting ways to engage with fans.”

Concert promoters can find more information at Video service operators interested in learning how Watch Together can enhance their service offering can contact Minerva at [email protected]

About Minerva Networks
Minerva is the leading provider of management platforms for the delivery of next-generation television services. Over 300 operators worldwide have deployed Minerva’s solutions to power advanced entertainment services that delight millions of subscribers. Minerva enables operators and content providers to transform their video offerings and deliver unique experiences anywhere and on any device. For more information, please visit

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Encrypted Messaging App CoverMe Downloads Spike Amid WeChat’s Security Concerns

San Jose, CA, September 07, 2020 –(– According to an online privacy-related Pew report, 81% of the public say that the potential risks they face because of data collection by companies outweigh the benefits, and 66% say the same about government data collection. At the same time, a majority of Americans report being concerned about the way their data is being used by companies (79%) or the government (64%).

CoverMe, an encrypted messenger app, has seen a 10% increase in app downloads and usage on a week-by-week basis. CoverMe’s analysts see this uptrend as a market reaction to WeChat ban issues and security concerns.

In August 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning transactions with WeChat, the messaging app owned by Chinese internet giant Tencent that is ubiquitous in China, citing national security concerns.

WeChat is one of the most used popular social media applications in China and other countries. Tencent, a parent company of WeChat, is one of the most valuable technology companies in the world. Since 2011, this app has added many new features from a messaging app to an all-in-one super portal, with more than 900 million monthly active users.

As a result of WeChat has no end-to-end encryption by default, security-related concerns have been raised frequently about WeChat. The absence of end-to-end encryption means that all chats and user information are saved on WeChat’s servers, and are confronted with threats that may compromise users’ data privacy. While WeChat only encrypts information from the users’ device to the server of WeChat, CoverMe is designed to focus on data privacy and online security.

Users of CoverMe can get phone numbers as second lines to hide their primary number for anonymous secret text and call. These phone numbers with various area codes are perfectly suited for business, personal or any other scenarios that demand privacy. Whenever required, users can change their disposable phone numbers. Most Importantly, CoverMe restricts all third parties from accessing the data with its military-grade end-to-end encryption of user messages.

“Past few years have witnessed increasing concerns of privacy issues related to popular messaging apps,” stated a spokesperson of CoverMe. “We are committed to protecting users’ sensitive data and help them regain privacy without any worries.”

About CoverMe
CoverMe was founded in 2012 in San Jose, California. CoverMe is dedicated to offering mobile security for all smartphone users. CoverMe develops mobile apps and cloud services to enhance the privacy and security of smartphone users and to protect private information stored on smartphones.

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CoverMe, Inc.
Teresa Gao
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