BULLISH: Softlink's Email VOICELink Now Available At Staples Inc.; Leading Office Superstore Chain Offers Latest in Email Technology|
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2000--Softlink,
Inc. (OTC BB: SFLK), the leader in multimedia email software and
message creation services, announced today that Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:
SPLS), a multi-billion dollar retailer of office supplies, furniture
and technology, will now carry the company's eMail VOICELink(TM)
product in their approximately 800 stores in the United States.
Merisel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSEL), a leading distributor of computer
hardware and software products, will be responsible for distributing
eMail VOICELink to Staples.
Softlink's eMail VOICELink enables email users to easily record
voice email messages, attach photos and graphics, and send the
messages through their preferred email system. The voice files are
compressed to eliminate impact on mail servers.
"This agreement represents another important milestone for our
company, as it significantly increases our access to the consumer
market through hundreds of Staples superstores across the country,"
said Carol Prior, Softlink VP of Sales. "eMail VOICELink is now
available at most of the leading computer-related retail stores,
including CompUSA, Frye's and BJ's, which represents a critical
component of our consumer marketing strategy, and we plan to develop
similar alliances with other retail chains. We are also pursuing
direct sales to corporate partners, OEMs and resellers to enhance our
market penetration and improve our financial performance."
About Staples Inc.
Staples Inc. is a $7 billion retailer of office supplies,
furniture and technology to consumers and business from home-based
businesses to Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Canada, the
United Kingdom and Germany. Headquartered outside Boston, Staples
invented the office superstore concept and today is the largest
operator of office superstores in the world. The company has more than
46,000 employees serving customers through more than 1,100 office
superstores, mail order catalogs, e-commerce and a contract business.
More information about the company is available at
About Softlink, Inc.
Founded in 1996 and based in Santa Clara, CA, Softlink, Inc. (OTC
BB: SFLK), is an innovator in multimedia-based Internet
communications. Using advanced compression and composition technology,
combined with multi-platform message rendering technology Softlink's
revolutionary multimedia email products transform conventional
text-based email with voice, graphics, pictures, animation and live
For more information, visit the company's web site at
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Note to Editors: eMail inChorus and eMail VOICELink are
trademarks of Softlink, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners and are acknowledged.
CONTACT: Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc., New York
Lori Parks, Elisa Keys or Jonathan Gordon
Softlink, Inc., Santa Clara
Lauren deVries, 408/588-4113