ReleaseNow and Akamai Align for Digital Goods Distribution

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from ReleaseNow

    SAN CARLOS, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- ReleaseNow Corporation, the leading Web infrastructure
 services provider for vendors of digital goods, and
 Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading Content Delivery Service
 Provider (CDSP), today announced an alliance to market and distribute a
 ReleaseNow-hosted solution incorporating Akamai's Digital Parcel Service
 (DPS).
     Under the agreement, ReleaseNow will offer the benefits of Akamai's unique
 DPS technology on a hosted basis, providing access to Akamai's globally
 distributed network and intelligent routing technologies that optimally
 deliver all forms of Internet content to end users worldwide.  ReleaseNow
 builds, hosts and manages e-commerce solutions that enable one-to-one commerce
 interactions between digital goods vendors and their customers over the
 Internet.  The addition of Akamai's DPS to ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce(TM)
 System enhances ReleaseNow's ability to provide managed downloads of large
 software files, documents and other digital goods, anywhere in the world,
 seamlessly.
     "The addition of the Akamai Digital Parcel Service to the hosted
 capabilities of ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce System will allow our customers the
 bandwidth, reliability and scalability necessary for even the most demanding
 digital downloads," said Michael Maulick, president and chief executive
 officer, ReleaseNow Corporation.  "Additionally, by making our hosted
 e-commerce solutions available to all Akamai customers, we will strengthen
 both companies' offerings in the digital goods space."
     "As the Internet continues to grow as a marketplace for digital goods,
 Akamai is uniquely suited to lend both our technology and expertise for the
 secure, high-performance delivery of Internet content via the world's largest
 distributed computing platform," said Chris Turner, vice president, worldwide
 channel distribution, Akamai.  "We're excited to align with ReleaseNow to
 jointly help businesses better utilize the Internet as a powerful distribution
 channel for digitized assets."
     Akamai's DPS technology will complement ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce System
 by ensuring that digital goods are strategically placed throughout the Akamai
 global network to optimize distribution efficiency.  In addition, ReleaseNow
 customers will have full access to real-time reporting and usage statistics
 through Akamai's Traffic Analyzer(SM) and Akamai Reporter(SM).
 
     About ReleaseNow
     ReleaseNow is a Web infrastructure services provider.  The company builds,
 manages and hosts customized e-business solutions for the marketing, sale and
 delivery of digital goods.  These solutions enable one-to-one commerce-related
 interactions between vendors and their customers over the Internet. ReleaseNow
 addresses critical business-to-business e-commerce requirements, including
 support for electronic license management, electronic delivery options, a
 state-of-the-art commerce interface and custom portals for key accounts.  The
 company's hosted solutions are complemented by sophisticated e-commerce
 services, including strategy, e-marketing programs and customer support.
 ReleaseNow's solutions and services are based on the powerful ReleaseNow
 PowerCommerce System.  The company is headquartered in San Carlos, California,
 and can be reached at www.releasenow.com.
 
     About Akamai
     Akamai is the leading Content Delivery Service Provider, serving thousands
 of customers worldwide. Akamai has the broadest deployment of servers for
 content, streaming media, and applications delivery with more than
 9,700 servers in 56 countries directly connected within 650 different
 telecommunications networks.
 
     Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
     The release contains information about future expectations, plans and
 prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements
 for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those
 indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important
 factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, inability
 to collect amounts owed to Akamai by customers, any material, unexpected
 increases in Akamai's use of funds, the dependence on Akamai's Internet
 content delivery service, lack of market acceptance of new services, a failure
 of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in
 the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents periodically
 filed with the SEC.
 
     CONTACT:  Ben Holsinger of ReleaseNow, 650-622-1410, or
 bholsinger@releasenow.com; or Felicia Spagnoli of Akamai Technologies, Inc.,
 617-613-2525, or spagnoli@akamai.com.
 
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SOURCE ReleaseNow
    SAN CARLOS, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive
 News Release/ -- ReleaseNow Corporation, the leading Web infrastructure
 services provider for vendors of digital goods, and
 Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading Content Delivery Service
 Provider (CDSP), today announced an alliance to market and distribute a
 ReleaseNow-hosted solution incorporating Akamai's Digital Parcel Service
 (DPS).
     Under the agreement, ReleaseNow will offer the benefits of Akamai's unique
 DPS technology on a hosted basis, providing access to Akamai's globally
 distributed network and intelligent routing technologies that optimally
 deliver all forms of Internet content to end users worldwide.  ReleaseNow
 builds, hosts and manages e-commerce solutions that enable one-to-one commerce
 interactions between digital goods vendors and their customers over the
 Internet.  The addition of Akamai's DPS to ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce(TM)
 System enhances ReleaseNow's ability to provide managed downloads of large
 software files, documents and other digital goods, anywhere in the world,
 seamlessly.
     "The addition of the Akamai Digital Parcel Service to the hosted
 capabilities of ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce System will allow our customers the
 bandwidth, reliability and scalability necessary for even the most demanding
 digital downloads," said Michael Maulick, president and chief executive
 officer, ReleaseNow Corporation.  "Additionally, by making our hosted
 e-commerce solutions available to all Akamai customers, we will strengthen
 both companies' offerings in the digital goods space."
     "As the Internet continues to grow as a marketplace for digital goods,
 Akamai is uniquely suited to lend both our technology and expertise for the
 secure, high-performance delivery of Internet content via the world's largest
 distributed computing platform," said Chris Turner, vice president, worldwide
 channel distribution, Akamai.  "We're excited to align with ReleaseNow to
 jointly help businesses better utilize the Internet as a powerful distribution
 channel for digitized assets."
     Akamai's DPS technology will complement ReleaseNow's PowerCommerce System
 by ensuring that digital goods are strategically placed throughout the Akamai
 global network to optimize distribution efficiency.  In addition, ReleaseNow
 customers will have full access to real-time reporting and usage statistics
 through Akamai's Traffic Analyzer(SM) and Akamai Reporter(SM).
 
     About ReleaseNow
     ReleaseNow is a Web infrastructure services provider.  The company builds,
 manages and hosts customized e-business solutions for the marketing, sale and
 delivery of digital goods.  These solutions enable one-to-one commerce-related
 interactions between vendors and their customers over the Internet. ReleaseNow
 addresses critical business-to-business e-commerce requirements, including
 support for electronic license management, electronic delivery options, a
 state-of-the-art commerce interface and custom portals for key accounts.  The
 company's hosted solutions are complemented by sophisticated e-commerce
 services, including strategy, e-marketing programs and customer support.
 ReleaseNow's solutions and services are based on the powerful ReleaseNow
 PowerCommerce System.  The company is headquartered in San Carlos, California,
 and can be reached at www.releasenow.com.
 
     About Akamai
     Akamai is the leading Content Delivery Service Provider, serving thousands
 of customers worldwide. Akamai has the broadest deployment of servers for
 content, streaming media, and applications delivery with more than
 9,700 servers in 56 countries directly connected within 650 different
 telecommunications networks.
 
     Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
     The release contains information about future expectations, plans and
 prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements
 for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those
 indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important
 factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, inability
 to collect amounts owed to Akamai by customers, any material, unexpected
 increases in Akamai's use of funds, the dependence on Akamai's Internet
 content delivery service, lack of market acceptance of new services, a failure
 of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in
 the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents periodically
 filed with the SEC.
 
     CONTACT:  Ben Holsinger of ReleaseNow, 650-622-1410, or
 bholsinger@releasenow.com; or Felicia Spagnoli of Akamai Technologies, Inc.,
 617-613-2525, or spagnoli@akamai.com.
 
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