"Powered by Copia": The Best of What Social Media and Digital Content Worlds Can Offer

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Bookstore, Social Network, and Revenue Generator - in One Customizable Software Platform- Offers Next Generation Discovery, Purchasing, Consumption, and Participation

Copia Interactive, LLC,    creator of one of the largest, independent, full-­‐featured    digital content platforms, announced today the availability of its “Powered by Copia” white-­‐label    solution for    hardware OEMs, media companies, publishers, retailers, and other    partners.

Copia is a single software platform that unites content, community, collaboration, and    commerce to    deliver digital content    across an array of devices. It is the    only platform designed    to    provide a    single    portal to all of a    users’ digital content    and social activity, creating a unified experience unrivaled in the market. In addition to Tier-­‐1    content availability, Copia    users enjoy a    richer experience    and deeper engagement with content and community, driving    greater consumption —    and    greater revenues for Copia and    its partners. Copia’s “Powered    by Copia” white-­‐label    solutions bring the advantages    of its platform to    Copia’s partners in    the media, hardware, telecom and    other related    industries.

“Copia’s natural partners are OEMs and content providers, such as    publishers    and media companies”,    states    Ben    Lowinger, EVP of Copia Interactive. “With our highly customizable ‘Powered by Copia’    white-­‐label    solution,    our    partners get an innovative    platform to better engage    their customers, with speed to market, and tailored to specific    locales or applications”,    he adds.    

A     Single Portal to Digital Content and Social Activity

Copia is the first platform to    seamlessly merge social media and    digital content, with    features such    as a digital    bookstore with a vast content catalog, note-­‐taking    and sharing, group chat, online book clubs, library comparison, activity    feeds, unique self-­‐publishing     tools, user recommendations, a proprietary community value system, and    more. Copia    users enjoy a    singular, wholly shareable    on-­‐line    experience — all    their media,    all    their friends,    all    in one    application.    

Copia is a self-­‐contained    social network    that links    to existing Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts as well,    so    users     can easily    share content across    major social networks and connect with others with similar tastes and interests.

Copia has a substantial content catalog, currently featuring over 9.2 million    electronic and    physical books and    9 million    songs, as    well as    over 15,000 digital textbooks from leading educational    publishers.    But Copia is about more    than    just books:    it has    been developed to aggregate content from a multiplicity of sources — magazines,    newspapers,    music,    games, movies, and more    — into a seamless user experience.

Copia is a hardware-­‐neutral    platform: multiple devices offer    the same content    experience, and users can choose their    own    hardware. Users can    access content on    all their devices, and    Copia keeps everything up    to    date through    the    cloud. Copia is available now on    a multiplicity of devices, including desktop readers, iPad, Windows 7 touch, Android    tablets, and the    Blackberry Playbook.

Hardware-­‐Neutral    Software Platform for OEMs

For OEMs, Copia    creates new opportunities by delivering an immersive    and localized digital-­‐content    experience across    their    branded digital devices. Copia extends across devices (smartphones, PCs, tablets, TVs)    , operating systems    (Mac/iPad, Android, Windows 7), and    languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese) and    will include all    types of content    (music, books, video, games).

The company’s existing initiatives in domestic and other educational markets also broaden the opportunity for hardware    distribution    by OEMs. Unique offerings of the same device to    different marketplaces are made possible through    customized content, with content bundles providing unlimited differentiation among     similar hardware products.

Ready for Global Markets

Copia’s international versions feature localized    interfaces — with wording and functionality geared to each locality —    to enable    multi-­‐lingual    user experiences    for richer and deeper interactions    with content and community. And Copia is    rapidly expanding its global footprint, targeting markets with high adoption of    social networks and digital media, such as    Brazil.

Perfect for    Content Providers

The Copia platform is perfect for sharing and showcasing all    types of media — including music,    games,    magazines,    and more. Copia’s forthcoming music module,    for example, applies the platform’s innovative purchasing,    sharing, and social    experience    to music.

Copia has also opened the platform to game developers. With space for games,    challenges,    contests,    and prizes,    Copia opens a new distribution    channel for game developers, and    adds value to    users by giving them means to    play    games, earn social currency, share their experiences and interact with friends — to have fun — all    within the    Copia social    envelope.

About Copia

Copia (http://www.thecopia.com)    unites content, community, collaboration, and commerce    in a    single    software    platform to    deliver multi-­‐genre    digital media across an    array of computing, mobile, personal entertainment, and    eReading devices.    With Copia,    users engage more deeply with content and community through an innovative,    rich, and unified UI    experience — all their media, all their friends, all in one    application. Copia also    provides highly customized,    co-­‐branded,    white-­‐label    solutions through its “Powered by Copia” program.

The Copia    platform is developed by Copia Interactive,    LLC — a    portfolio    company of DMC    Capital Funding,    LLC    (http://www.dmccapitalfunding.com), the venture capital arm of    the DMC group of companies. The DMC group comprises top    enterprise    and consumer technology companies with a    heritage    that spans more    than 50    years’ investing    in,    developing, manufacturing, and distributing market-­‐leading    consumer-­‐electronics    products.    

Copia is exhibiting at the 2012 International CES in    Las Vegas at booth 11612 in the Central    Hall.


Ben Lowinger, Executive Vice President


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