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Sportradar Acquires Optima

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Leading omnichannel sports betting and e-gaming platform business expands Sportradar offering to become a fully integrated ‘turnkey’ sports betting services provider

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data and content, today announced that it has acquired the award-winning sports betting and gaming omnichannel platform business Optima, effective immediately.


Optima will extend Sportradar’s current betting services portfolio to become a full service B2B data, betting, trading and player management platform business. This will create a global ‘one-stop-shop’ technology and services business capable of offering a complete turnkey solution including a dedicated sports betting and iGaming platform supported by existing leading sports data, risk management and marketing services.

As a key part of Sportradar’s future growth strategy, the company will now offer the entire betting and gaming value chain in both established and emerging markets as they regulate.

Sportradar’s sports data and risk management services will continue to be platform-agnostic, expanding the current catalog of services to operators, with the excellent level of flexibility, support and product quality that currently is available to existing partners and customers. Existing and future sportsbook platform provider partnerships will remain unaffected and enabling bookmakers to integrate Sportradar’s services to their own in-house or third-party platform.

“This acquisition puts us in prime position to achieve our aim of becoming the world’s leading supplier of modular turnkey betting services and solutions,” said Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer of Sportradar. “Optima utilizes the very best-in-breed technology to provide their clients with the most advanced and flexible platforms and having a 360-degree product portfolio is a key part of our future growth strategy. We are delighted to welcome them to the Sportradar family.”

“Optima joining Sportradar is the next natural step in the achievement of our company vision. Sportradar is an organization that I have admired for a very long time, and we couldn’t be happier to be joining forces with them,” said Jacob Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of Optima. “There are numerous and evident product synergies between the two companies and it really is the perfect fit in terms of a fully integrated one-stop shop solution for sports betting and e-gaming operators around the world. We are excited about the potential of the combination of the leading trading, risk management and betting entertainment services with the leading integral omnichannel sports betting and gaming platform. We are fully committed to a common vision and will work hard to continue ensuring Sportradar also offers the leading platform services for the group.”

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About Sportradar

Sportradar is the leading global provider of sports data intelligence. Established in 2000, the company occupies a unique position at the intersection of the sports, media and betting industries, providing sports federations, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business. Sportradar employs over 2,000 people in more than 30 locations around the world. It is our commitment to excellent service, quality and reliability that makes us the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, NASCAR, FIFA and UEFA. We monitor, analyze and deliver insights from more than 400,000 matches annually across 60 sports. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven environment for all involved.

About Optima

Optima the leading sports betting and e-gaming platform and technology supplier exclusive to the world wide regulated sportsbetting and gaming industry from its establishment in 2012. The company currently services leading organisations providing the technology to operate B2B2C services in almost every existing and emerging regulated market. With unparalleled flexibility and dedication to the success of its partners. OPTIMAMGS™ platform, processes billions of transactions every year, with the industry top availability, performance and scalability, result of the combination of excellent, personalized attention and services to operators with a sound and future proof architecture, technology, state-of-the-art product vision and focus in continuous improvement and innovation.

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James Bennett

james@squareintheair.com
+44 20 39891020

or

comms@sportradar.com
info@optimagaming.com

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 2019 World Sensors Summit Unveiled—Maiden Announcement of Plan for China (Zhengzhou) Intelligent Sensor Valley

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BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On the morning of November 9, a grand opening for the 2019 World Sensors Summit (WSS) landed on Zhengzhou International Convention Centre. Guided by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the China Association for Science and organized by China Instrument and Control Society and National Zhengzhou Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, the summit was hosted by the People’s Government of Henan, China Instrument and Control Society, Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Henan Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Henan Provincial Industry and Information Technology Commission, Henan Provincial Foreign Affairs Committee Office, Henan Association for science and technology and the People’s Government of Zhengzhou. Participators included experts from eight countries and regions including China, the US, Japan, Germany, the UK, Italy, South Korea and 12 international organizations, representatives from Siemens, Panasonic, Honeywell, GE, Alibaba, JD.com, Dassault, CNPC and China Academy of Space, and over 300 renowned companies in the sensor industry.

The plan for China (Zhengzhou) Intelligent Sensor Valley has been officially announced. It specifies two goals, firstly to build one hundred billion-worth industrial clusters and sensor towns for establishing the “one valley, multiple sites” industrial space layout, and secondly to create an excellent industry ecological environment and take effective measures to build the cluster.

To build the “three special industrial chains” and “three industrial clusters”, National Zhengzhou Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone will keep improving innovative capabilities by establishing Zhengzhou Intelligent Sensor Institute and a platform that introduces intelligent sensors for promoting technological innovation and facilitating the cooperation for platforms that combine industry, teaching and research. Based on the current resources of national labs and universities, the collaboration between universities and enterprises will be enhanced in building test platforms for generic technology and establishing the Zhengzhou standards and tests and thus promoting industrial development.

To ensure smooth implementation, guarantees in policy, elements and environment are also included in the plan. Combining resources and effective policy design, excellent methods of investment promotion and industrial resources linkage will be taken to ensure the introduction of high-quality projects into or out of China.

APUS, a Chinese unicorn company providing mobile service to 1.4 billion global users, has helped promote WSS2019 via platform built in APUS System and AI powered solution of advertisement distribution.

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Lynn Wang

info@globalnewsonline.info
010-5668-6973

www.apusapps.com

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Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Announces Plantronics, Inc. (PLT) Sued for Misleading Shareholders

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SAN DIEGO & SANTA CRUZ, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PLT–Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that a purchaser of Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) filed a class action complaint against the Company for alleged violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 between July 2, 2018 and November 5, 2019. Plantronics designs, manufactures, and markets various integrated communications and collaborations solutions for corporations, small businesses, and individuals.

If you suffered a loss as a result of Plantronics’ misconduct, click here.

Plantronics, Inc. (PLT) Accused of Misleading Shareholders

According to the complaint, throughout the relevant period, Plantronics reported increasing net revenues in the hundreds of millions and in August 2019, the Company announced expected revenue between $1.87 and $1.97 billion for fiscal year 2020. However, Plantronics had failed to disclose to investors that the Company had engaged in channel stuffing to artificially boost sales and that the Company lacked internal control over inventory, including an inability to monitor inventory levels ahead of multiple product launches. The adverse impact of these issues became realized on November 5, 2019, when Plantronics disclosed a $65 million reduction in channel inventory “by reducing sales to channel partners” and slashed its fiscal 2020 guidance. On this news, Plantronics’ stock price fell $14.44 per share, nearly 37%, to close at $25.00. The stock has yet to recover.

Plantronics, Inc. (PLT) Shareholders Have Legal Options

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Onset Financial Named a Winner of the Utah Top Workplaces 2019 Award

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DRAPER, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#equipmentleasing–Onset Financial was just named the 14th Best Place to Work in Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune released the list based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

Onset Financial dedicates time and effort to provide employees with an environment focused on their needs. As a core value, a healthy company culture is crucial to creating a dominating workplace. Onset Financial holds semiannual employee training, provides unlimited free cereal, distributes a hearty amount of company swag, serves catered lunches every Friday and focuses on employee appreciation.

“It’s exciting to be recognized as a top workplace in Utah, and I’m grateful to the members of our team who have put in the time to make Onset the place to be,” said Justin Nielsen, CEO of Onset Financial. “We are experiencing a record year and we know our employees are the biggest reason for this success.”

Most recently, Onset Financial launched Onset Fit. This program offers trainer-led workouts three times a week to employees during their lunch hour.

About Onset Financial, Inc. – Founded in 2008, Onset Financial, Inc. is the industry leader in equipment leasing and financing. Onset’s seasoned Management Team has decades of equipment leasing experience and key industry relationships that enable Onset to offer additional flexibility in lease structuring. For more information please call 801-878-0600 or visit www.onsetfinancial.com.

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Debbie Worthen

Onset Financial, Inc.

o: 801.878.0600

f: 801.878.0601

dworthen@onsetfinancial.com
www.onsetfinancial.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnsetFinancial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OnsetFinancial
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/onset-financial

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