Portal network to offer world‚Äôs best collection of software in four countries.
September 7, 2000 ‚Äì Scandinavian Online, the leading portal network in the Nordic region, and Tucows Inc., a leading digital distributor of software on the Internet, have announced a content syndication agreement that will bring co-marketed versions of the award-winning Tucows software archive to the SOL portals in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
The SOL network reaches out to more than four million unique users a month, offering interest-specific channels, functions for web-based communities and communication, sophisticated search capabilities, and integrated online shopping. SOL is the leading portal in the Nordic market, both in unique users and revenues.
Tucows offers over 30,000 software titles, all tested, reviewed, and ranked according to the ‚Äúfive cow‚Äù system. Downloads are available for the Windows, Mac, Linux, BeOs and BSD operating systems. Categories include Office, PDA, HTML, Java, Children‚Äôs, Games, Desktop Themes and Music. All titles are available for a free trial in accordance with Tucows‚Äô ‚Äùtry and buy‚Äù philosophy. The Tucows libraries are now offered by over 1,000 portals and Managed Service Providers in over 100 countries.
This agreement marks another major step towards universal Internet content – breaking through cultural and technical barriers to offer the best resources and information, whether it‚Äôs software applications, entertainment, news, or research, to all Internet users around the world.
‚ÄúWe are creating a strong Nordic distribution channel for software‚Äù, says Birger Steen, CEO of Scandinavia Online AB. ‚ÄúAll our users will now have access to the most current and greatest software on the Internet in a user friendly environment. This is a product for the future ‚Äì aimed at bandwidth conservation which we expect will be the standard in Scandinavian households.‚Äù
‚ÄúOur goal is always to leverage our content and services with the strong customer relationships maintained by our partners,‚Äù explained Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows Inc. ‚ÄúSOL brings our software to 4 million users in the environment to which they are accustomed. We‚Äôre excited to help them offer their customers this experience.‚Äù
About Tucows Inc.
Tucows is a leading distributor of e-business services and applications on the Internet. With a network of more than 4,000 Managed Service Providers (Internet Service Providers, Web hosting companies, Domain Name Resellers and others) in more than 100 countries around the world, we believe Tucows is the largest network of its kind. The Tucows site offers over 30,000 software titles in libraries located around the world, providing users with a fast local download. Tucows Inc. is an ICANN accredited registrar. Tucows is the leading provider of wholesale domain name registrations and related services in the world.
About Scandinavia Online
Scandinavia Online is the leading portal network in the Nordic region. The network consists of portals in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. It includes interest-specific channels, a large number of functions for web-based communities and communication, sophisticated search capabilities and integrated online shopping in the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish languages. Scandinavia Online’s goal is to become a leading new media and communication company in Europe.