Roxio Partners with Snapfish to Provide Online Photo Service
Santa Clara, California - (July 23, 2002) - Roxio, Inc., (Nasdaq: ROXI) The Digital Media Company, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, announced today it is partnering with Snapfish, the nation's leading online photo service with over 3 million members, to provide a Roxio-Snapfish co-branded service that allows customers to upload and store digital photos, create online photo albums to share with family and friends, and order prints and special products like greeting cards. The site is accessible now at www.roxio.snapfish.com. Additionally, a link to the new service will be embedded in new versions of Roxio's Easy CD Creator and PhotoSuite software products.
Roxio and Snapfish are offering a number of promotions to customers when they sign up for the free service, including 10 free four-by-six digital prints and free developing for one roll of film.
In commenting on the new venture Roxio President and CEO Chris Gorog said, "Analysts project by 2005 over 100 million consumers
will own digital cameras. Roxio is committed to making their digital
photo experience fun, fast and easy. Our new partnership with Snapfish
will enable our Easy CD Creator and PhotoSuite customers to enjoy
the easiest digital photo experience available."
"Snapfish is excited to continue its aggressive growth of
partnerships with industry leaders like Roxio. As the market continues
to surge for both digital and film online photo services, Snapfish
and Roxio are in the best position to provide an integrated best
value and easiest to use photo service via Roxio software,"
said Raj Kapoor, president and co-founder of Snapfish.
Roxio and SnapFish will share revenue from the Roxio/Snapfish service.
With 3 million members, Snapfish is the nation's leading online
photo service. Snapfish targets the majority of the population owning
film cameras, in addition to the growing base of digital camera
users, with a value proposition that cannot be equaled. When customers
send film to Snapfish, they get a full set of prints on Kodak paper
and a password-protected online album they can use to edit, share
and store their photos - all for $2.99 per roll. Digital camera
users can also take advantage of online services for free and order
film-quality prints, on Kodak paper, for as low as 29 cents each.
Snapfish has been rated the #1 online photo service in surveys from
PC Data and received top quality ratings from Popular Photography
and Yahoo! Internet Life. Additional information is available at
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The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release,
in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include
forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition
in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships,
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected. Additional information on these and other factors are
contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies
of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements
included in this press release.
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers
award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million
users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading
retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at www.roxio.com. Roxio's
parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC;
http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software
tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional
DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD,
to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions
for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has
been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others.
Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
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