|WebMoney and Napster cooperate to provide electronic money payment
Enabling users to purchase cards for the fixed rate all-you-can-listen-to
service via WebMoney payment
− Launching on an exclusive web page from Monday, May 7, 2007 −
|Tokyo-May 7, 2007---WebMoney Corporation (CEO/President Tatsuya Mizoguchi; headquarters at Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), Japan’s leading issuer of electronic money for the Internet WebMoney, and Napster Japan (CEO/President Akihiro Shoji; headquarters at Shibuya-ku, Tokyo), provider of fixed-rate online music distribution service Napster, have decided to cooperate on a payment solution for the Napster fixed-rate all-you-can-listen-to
subscription service. WebMoney and Napster will sell cards which can be use for two
all-you-can-listen-to options (described below) via an exclusive web page on WebMoney
website from May 7, 2007.
It is first time for Napster to adopt electronic money solution for it’s fixed-rate all-you-can-listen-to subscription service. To commemorate the launch, a start-up campaign is being conducted for card purchasers and WebMoney plan to accelerate the business through the campaign..
|About sales of download cards to use the fixed-rate all-you-can-listen-to service|
|About the Start-Up Campaign|
|――――― About Napster Japan ―――――|
|Napster Japan was established in October 2005 through a three-way joint investment by
Tower Records Japan Inc, Napster US and Nikko Principal Investments Japan Ltd. The
company launched its Napster music distribution business from October 2006 focused on
fixed-rate all-you-can-listen-to subscription service?the first all-genre music distribution
service in Japan. Napster Japan then launched its Chyaku Uta® “Napster ♪ Tower record
format” and Chyaku Uta Furu® “Napster ♪ Tower record format full” services with NTT
DoCoMo in November 2006 and au respectively in January 2007. In line with the release
of NTT DoCoMo’s 904i series for 2007, Napster Japan expanded the functionality of its
Napster To Go service, providing Uta Hodai to enable direct downloads of music to
compatible mobile phones.
※1 Chyaku Uta® and Chyaku Uta Furu® are registered trademarks of Sony Entertainment, Inc.
|――――― About WebMoney, the Internet electronic money ―――――|
|WebMoney, the Internet electronic money issued by WebMoney Corporation, is a prepaid
electronic payment service. Users can make online payments simply and safely by
entering the 16-character private code appearing on WebMoney in the payment screen.
In addition to being able to make purchases at approximately 42,000 outlets including major convenience stores throughout Japan, users can also use online sales services.
Supported by this safety and convenience, WebMoney Corporation is pleased to offer WebMoney enabling customers to use electronic money on a large number of Internet sites including online game sites, major music download sites, and billing for various types of content.
|* For further details, please refer to the WebMoney homepage: http://www.webmoney.jp/|
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