Kurt Peters , Executive Editor
MINNEAPOLIS, September 14, 2005 -- Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, today announced it is providing downloadable software and e-commerce services for Microsoft’s new Digital Locker on Windows Marketplace Labs.
Microsoft’s Digital Locker -- a free service being previewed at http://www.windowsmarketplacelabs.com – enables people to easily acquire and download software from the rich portfolio of products available on the Windows platform. Working through Digital River’s oneNetwork™ online sales channel, Microsoft is offering its customers easy access to a collection of titles from Digital River’s downloadable software catalog.
“Through oneNetwork, we continue to create valuable relationships between tens of thousands of software publishers and resellers,” said Joel Ronning, Digital River’s CEO. “By working with industry leaders such as Microsoft, we can further expand this online community and reach more consumers in the digital marketplace with our extensive software catalog.”
“Microsoft and Digital River are committed to helping both software vendors and customers take advantage of online shopping and downloading. Digital River`s vast network of applications has enabled many customers to explore and locate popular brand name applications as well as applications that aren`t available through traditional reseller channels,” said Joe Peterson, corporate vice president of the Windows Client Division at Microsoft Corp. “With Digital River`s expertise in e-commerce and digital distribution, we look forward to ensuring that more software vendors have the opportunity to showcase their products.”
In addition to providing content for Digital Locker on Windows Marketplace Labs, Digital River also is managing the online transactions and downloads of software purchased from its catalog. Once software is selected and purchased, Digital River delivers it to the consumer’s secured personal Digital Locker, where shopping records are conveniently tracked, and license information and product keys are stored for easy reference. Digital River also is providing customer support and fraud prevention services for these online software purchases.
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. cities as well as London and Cologne, Germany. 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 and oneNetwork is a trademark of Digital River, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks, registrations or copyrights of their respective owners.