Minneapolis–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
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(R), Dungeons and Dragons(R) Online: Stormreach and
The Lord of the Rings Online(TM): Shadows of Angmar(TM). 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.