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Sony Ericsson Chooses Netgiro Systems as Payment Solutions Provider for PlayNow™ Arena


MINNEAPOLIS — As a first step in a global roll out, Sony Ericsson recently selected Netgiro Systems to support the launch of its PlayNow™ arena media e-store in the Nordic countries. In the PlayNow™ arena, shoppers can download music, games and ringtones directly via a mobile phone or a Web site. Payment for the services is made easily with a credit card, enabled by an innovative payment solution from Netgiro Systems, a leading global payment service provider and business unit of Digital River, Inc.

Netgiro is a payment service provider for e-merchants that need to handle payments across markets all over the world. The Netgiro™ payment platform supports a large number of different local and international payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, Internet bank payments, direct debit and electronic fund transfers.

“We are very happy to be part of the global launch of Sony Ericsson’s exciting new PlayNow™ arena,” said Johan Hård, managing director of Netgiro Systems. “We delivered a solution for Sony Ericsson that enables payments across a number of different markets, while adding more security and flexibility to the mobile entertainment experience for shoppers.”

About Netgiro Systems
Founded in 1997, Netgiro Systems is a leading payment service provider with offices in Sweden and the United States. Today, e-merchants from around the world use Netgiro’s services to offer their regional customers relevant local online payment methods and ultimately generate increased sales. Netgiro’s payment solution, which is built on a high caliber platform and back-office services, can support more than 30 localized online payment methods, ranging from credit and debit cards, to direct debit, Internet bank payments, local bank transfers and checks. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Netgiro handles payment services across markets all over the world. For more details about Netgiro, visit

About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions, builds and manages online businesses for software publishers, consumer technology manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and affiliates. 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 Cologne, Germany; London, England; Shannon, Ireland; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Stockholm, Sweden; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan; and Shanghai, China. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate Web site at or call 952-253-1234.

Digital River is a registered trademark and Netgiro is a trademark of Digital River, Inc. or its affiliates. All other company and product names are trademarks, registrations or copyrights of their respective owners.


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