ImageVision to Power Image Moderation for Livefyre

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Company’s image screening technology to be made available for Livefyre’s 400 plus enterprise customers.


ImageVision, developer of the world’s most accurate and scalable Visual Search and Visual Analytics service, today announced it is now powering image screening for Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform. By using ImageVision’s service, Livefyre’s enterprise customers will be able to automatically filter out images containing nudity or other objectionable content in real-time.

According to Qmee/Intel research, each day billions of photos and videos are shared on social media. When companies choose to integrate real-time streams of social content into their websites, mobile apps, and advertisements to increase user engagement, moderation can become a significant challenge. ImageVision’s real-time Image Moderation service leverages computers and advanced algorithms to automatically scan and filter out images containing nudity or other objectionable content. Because it’s a learning algorithm, it can also be trained to filter out competitive logos, products, patterns, faces, colors, and other photo attributes.

"ImageVision recognizes that images and videos have become an integral part of the online experience and that leading digital and social properties rely on images and videos to enhance the user experience," said Steven W. White, founder and President of ImageVision. "We provide these companies with Visual Search and Visual Analytics tools to enable the monetization of images and videos, which drives Ad Personalization, improves Search, and generates eCommerce Opportunities. Unlike human moderation services, our service operates at the speed and scale necessary to process the incredible amounts of user generated content posted to social networks every day. ImageVision is excited to be working with Livefyre, one of the largest social curation and social advertising platforms, to help their customers reduce moderation costs."

Livefyre’s founder and CEO Jordan Kretchmer stated, "Images can be just as offensive as they are effective, which is a huge risk for brands looking to integrate social content into their owned properties. We chose to integrate with ImageVision because their technology is the best in the industry. Our customers can now have peace of mind that their brand won’t be tainted by the wrong images showing up in their social feeds - all without time-consuming and costly human moderation."

ImageVision’s image screening also works on mobile devices. The new service is available to Livefyre customers as part of the company’s advanced moderation suite, also announced today.

About ImageVision

ImageVision is Big Data for Images and Videos – aka #BigPictureAnalytics.

With Billions of photos and videos shared via social media every day, arguably social media’s greatest asset is its free supply of user generated and user shared content.

By combining real-time visual recognition technology with artificial intelligence and machine learning, ImageVision provides social media and advertisers the tools to monetize their visual content, which drives Ad Personalization, improves Search, and generates eCommerce Opportunities.

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About Livefyre

Livefyre helps companies engage consumers through a combination of real-time conversation, social curation and social advertising. With Livefyre's social CMS, brands can integrate real-time social content into their websites, mobile apps, advertisements and television broadcasts to increase viewer engagement, boost website traffic and drive revenue. As the fifth largest network online, Livefyre is powering real-time social experiences for over 400 leading brands including American Idol, AOL, Bravo, CBS, Conde Nast, Dow Jones/WSJ, FOX Sports, Mashable, NASCAR, Showtime, Sony Playstation, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times. Livefyre also acquired social storytelling platform Storify in September 2013.

Founded in 2009 with offices in San Francisco, New York and London, Livefyre was named one of the best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. For more information, visit or follow us Twitter and Instagram at @livefyre and @storify.

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