Digital River Provides Subscriptions for Nuance’s Dragon Drive! Messaging
The voice-activated service enables drivers to safely send email and text
MINNEAPOLIS -- November 13, 2012
Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud
commerce, announced today that it is working with Nuance Communications, Inc.
to support the online subscription purchases of Nuance’s Dragon Drive!
Messaging service. Nuance is a leading provider of voice and language
solutions for businesses and consumers around the world.
Dragon Drive! Messaging lets drivers simply speak to create, edit and send
emails and text messages, as well as hear incoming messages read aloud –
keeping hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Dragon Drive! Messaging is a
part of the broader Dragon Drive! automotive grade connected car platform. The
system delivers connected and embedded voice services to OEMs and tier-one
suppliers, supporting navigation, music search, mobile content and more.
“We are looking forward to the continued expansion of our relationship with
Nuance, which has been a long-standing Digital River client for more than a
decade,” said Tom Donnelly, Digital River’s president and COO. “Nuance’s
innovative service is a great example of how connected technologies are
empowering individuals like never before. We are excited to be part of this
launch and provide a cloud-based billing service that makes it easy and
convenient for Nuance’s customers to turn a free trial into an annual
Digital River currently supports Dragon Drive! Messaging as a subscription
service in select luxury vehicles. Digital River is managing the processing
and delivery of the subscription purchases across online stores that are set
up to accept payment by credit cards or direct debit and are localized for
U.S. and U.K. English, Italian, French, German and Spanish languages.
“Dragon Drive! Messaging is incredibly powerful in its ability to keep people
connected and productive while minimizing dangerous distractions behind the
wheel. And working with Digital River enables us to deliver a subscription
automotive service in a quick and simple way,” said Arnd Weil, vice president
and general manager, automotive, Nuance Mobile.
In addition to managing subscription sales and renewals for Dragon Drive!
Messaging, Digital River will continue to operate 16 locales for the online
Nuance Store, including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Singapore, the U.K. and
U.S., among other countries. The Nuance Store offers consumers and businesses
localized versions of other popular products, including Dragon Dictate^™,
Dragon NaturallySpeaking^™, OmniPage^®, PaperPort^® and PDF Converter software
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce,
builds and manages online businesses for software and game publishers,
consumer electronics manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and
affiliates. Its multi-channel 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 a global commerce
operation. The company’s comprehensive platform offers site development and
hosting, order management, global payments, cloud-based billing, fraud
management, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product
fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic
Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices
across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about
Digital River, visit the corporate website, follow the company on Twitter or
call +1 952-253-1234.
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contains forward-looking statements, such as statements containing the words,
“will,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” and similar words. Such forward-looking
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which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Digital
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others: Digital River’s operating history and variability of operating
results; competition in the electronic commerce market; the ability of Digital
River to support Nuance’s subscription service; the market’s acceptance of
such offerings; and other risk factors referenced in Digital River’s public
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