MINNEAPOLIS, July 5, 2005--Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, today announced that it is providing e-commerce support for Turbine, Inc., a premier producer, publisher and operator of online games. Based on the agreement, Digital River will focus on e-store management for Turbine.
“The increasing adoption of broadband is making it more efficient and convenient for consumers to purchase and download large games over the Internet,” said Tom Venable, Digital River’s senior vice president of retail sales. “We plan to capitalize on this trend by expanding our digital gaming catalog and enabling our clients, such as Turbine, to sell premium content without physical inventory requirements.”
Digital River is hosting Turbine’s direct-to-consumer e-commerce site, which can be accessed through the “Store” link at http://www.turbine.com. In addition to providing electronic downloads, Digital River is processing orders, shipping boxed products, managing fraud prevention screening and providing 24 X 7 customer service for Turbine on this consumer site.
“Turbine is focused on creating, publishing and distributing premier online games,” said Tom Nichols, vice president of marketing at Turbine, Inc. “By partnering with Digital River, we can leverage its world-class e-commerce infrastructure to provide an easy online shopping experience and deliver Turbine’s games to a broader customer base.”
About Turbine, Inc.
Turbine, Inc. is a premier producer, publisher and operator of online subscription entertainment and is headquartered in Westwood, Mass. With studios on two coasts, the company is the largest privately-held online games company in North America. Turbine’s catalogue includes some of the most famous online entertainment brands, including Asheron’s Call®, Dungeons & Dragons® Online: Stormreach and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™. For more information on Turbine and its services, please visit www.turbine.com.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, manufacturers, distributors and online retailers. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The company’s comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in major U.S. and European cities. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate Web site at www.digitalriver.com or call 952-253-1234.
Digital River is a registered trademark of Digital River, Inc. TURBINE and ASHERON’S CALL are registered trademarks or trademarks of Turbine, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other company and product names are trademarks, registrations or copyrights of their respective owners.