Le Monde Interactif Chooses Qpass to Provide Secure Online Commerce Service Monday 12 February 2001 PDF Print London, February 12, 2001 - Le Monde Interactif, publisher of the news site www.lemonde.fr, today announced an agreement with Qpass, the global leader in digital commerce services, to enable the distribution and sale of Le Monde Interactif's content and services on the Internet. This agreement enables Le Monde Interactif to develop and offer innovative premium digital products for sale to its online audience. In addition, the global presence of Qpass will allow Le Monde Interactif to market its content and services to French-speaking readers throughout the world. Currently, 40 per cent of visitors to www.lemonde.fr reside outside France. Qpass already provides the online commerce infrastructure for some of the most successful global publishers and media companies on the Internet, including telegraph.co.uk, newsplayer.co.uk, The Stationery Office (formerly known as HMSO), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Grupo Zeta, AT&T and USA Today. The Qpass Digital Commerce Service provides the building blocks for content commerce on the Internet and other emerging platforms. A complete commerce platform for the marketing, sale and distribution of digital content, goods and services online, the Digital Commerce Service enables the sale of premium, pay-per-use and subscription content across a full spectrum of price points, business models and payment methods. This allows companies to generate revenue through the sale of paid and premium content via the Web, including news and information, research and data, archives, images, music, streaming video and more. Notes to Editor About Le Monde Interactif Founded in June 1998, Le Monde Interactif is 66 percent owned by Le Monde SA and 34 percent by the Lagardère Group. Le Monde Interactif is chaired by Jean Marie Colombani and directed by Bruno Patino and employs 60 people. Since 1995, the company has published the news site www.lemonde.fr in addition to the weekly supplement, Le Monde Interactif, that appears in the Tuesday edition of the paper, dated Wednesday. With more than 2 million visits and 11 million pages viewed per month (Source: Cybermetrie), http://www.lemonde.fr is the second most visited French news site. About Qpass http://www.qpass.com The global leader in digital commerce services, Qpass provides the commerce infrastructure for next-generation transactions across the Internet, broadband and mobile networks and devices. Through its flagship Digital Commerce Service, a cross-site transactional solution for the sale of content and services via IP networks, Qpass enables online content providers to generate revenue from the sale of premium content and services online. Incorporating its industry-leading electronic wallet technology, the Qpass Connected Commerce Platform enables the sale of content, goods and services across a full range of networks and devices - including personal computers, wireless phones, PDAs and interactive television - by providing persistent, portable payment credentials, a consistent purchase experience and universal account management capabilities. Founded in 1997, Qpass is based in Seattle, WA. Its European headquarters are located in Dublin, Ireland with regional offices in London, Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt. The company employs approximately 200 employees worldwide. Media Contacts: Beth Harvey, Marketing Manager, Qpass Europe Telephone: 0208 7473204 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emma Thompson or Nicola Morgan, Brodeur Worldwide Telephone: 01753 448832 or 01753 44 8885 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.