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EDUVERSE Signs Distribution Agreement With Digital River

EDUVERSE Accelerated Learning Systems Inc., a technology-based developer, manufacturer, marketer and publisher of educational software products, signed a distribution agreement with ESD firm Digital River.

The agreement will make its award-winning English language instruction course and software readily available in more than 700 online retail outlets. Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

"Through Digital River, we are able to furnish our customers with the ability to purchase our products from their favorite Internet retail stores while having delivery options ranging from electronic download of ENGLISH PRO software to physical delivery of our retail shrink-wrapped products," said Mark E. Bruk, president and CEO of EDUVERSE.

"Marketing professionals and merchandising support, all backed with excellent e-commerce technology, made Digital River the clear choice as our e- commerce partner."

Digital River, based in Minneapolis, provides more than 2,000 software publishers and online retailers with its proprietary technology for Internet delivery of more than 131,000 software and other digital products.

EDUVERSE produces ENGLISH PRO--a software program with technology proven to teach anyone spoken English up to five times faster than conventional methods, regardless of their native tongue. EDUVERSE also has launched freeENGLISH.net, a vertical Web site devoted exclusively to providing English language instruction for free to the Internet-enabled marketplace. At the heart of freeENGLISH.net is freeENGLISH, a premium English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The freeENGLISH application streams lessons and advertisements over the Internet.