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Microsoft Launches NetShow Shop

Microsoft Corp. launched a new "NetShow Shop" e-commerce site for NetShow users powered by eWarehouse.

NetShow Shop is an online store where users can purchase a variety of products that work with the NetShow Streaming Media Services in a Windows NT Server environment.

Portland, OR-based eWarehouse will handle all transaction processing, fraud screening and any other turnkey e-commerce services for the site. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

eWarehouse offers a turnkey e-commerce service for vendors of products that are compatible with or complementary to the NetShow Services.

Said Gary Schare, lead product manager at Microsoft: "The eWarehouse arrangement gives our customers a convenient place to find third-party products that support the NetShow Services, and provides these vendors with an additional promotion and distribution vehicle."

eWarehouse provides secure, real-time credit card transaction processing, fraud screening, export control, real-time sales tax calculation and timely report generation.

eWarehouse offers a complete set of commerce services to help merchants and software publishers buy, sell and promote online, including front-end store development, transaction processing, electronic and physical fulfillment, and marketing enhancement services. The NetShow Shop offers products from more than a dozen NetShow Services vendors, including Sonic Foundry, Veon and Winnov.

The NetShow Services consist of component services and tools for delivering audio, video, illustrated audio, animations and other multimedia types over networks. Users play NetShow content with the new Microsoft Media Player, a universal player.

Founded in 1996, eWarehouse is a wholly owned subsidiary of Montreal-based Saturn Solutions Inc.