July 17, 2014 | Israeli cross media company Screenz announced that it raised $5 million in a recent financing round. Screenz develops complementary applications for the media. The funding came from Marker LLC and will enable Screenz to expand its research and development, accelerate the growth of the company’s technological abilities and expand global activities in order to enter new markets. Screenz invented the technology that powers ABC’s “Rising Star” reality show, which has talent contestants perform and get votes in real-time from viewers all around the globe. Screenz also recently joined forces with Google to expand the reach of its real-time voting technology.