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Digital River to Speak at SXSW Interactive Festival’s “Connected Living Rooms, Contentious Networks” Panel Discussion

Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, announced Jeremy Coker, Digital River’s director of business development for games, will speak on the panel, “Connected Living Rooms, Contentious Networks” on Sunday, Mar. 11 at 5:00 p.m. CDT at South By Southwest’s (SXSW®) Interactive Festival in Austin, Tex. The panel will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Sabine room.

Hosted by Sebastian Haley, reviews editor at VentureBeat’s GamesBeat, the panel discussion will focus on network contention, an issue that can take many forms—whether it’s a spinning hourglass, a “buffering” window or a stuttering video. During this panel session, leading experts on home networking and media distribution will reveal the sometimes surprising causes of streaming media hiccups in the home and the technologies that could make buffering delays a thing of the past.

“This panel will explore a wide range of perspectives on how companies are innovating and delivering solutions to address the network contention challenge,” said Coker. “Consumers expect a seamless, real-time content experience no matter the screen. I am looking forward to a great exchange among a highly respected group of industry thought leaders as to how we deliver and monetize content.”

Coker will be joined by panelists:

  • Jim Cady, president and CEO, Slacker Inc.;
  • Philip Kearney, director of engineering and product development, Network Business Unit, Qualcomm Atheros; and
  • Santi Pierini, vice president of product strategy, TodoCast.

About SXSW Interactive
The 19th annual SXSW® Interactive Festival challenges you to envision the future of innovative technology. Featuring five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging media and scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders, SXSW Interactive offers an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, digital projects, wireless applications, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview what is unfolding in the world of creative technology. Join us Mar. 9-13, 2012, for the panels, the parties, the 15th Annual Interactive Awards, SXSW ScreenBurn, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Accelerator and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver.

About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, builds and manages online businesses for software and game publishers, consumer electronics manufacturers, distributors, online retailers and affiliates. Its multi-channel commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running a global commerce operation. The company’s comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, global payments, cloud-based billing, fraud management, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.

Founded in 1994, Digital River is headquartered in Minneapolis with offices across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America. For more details about Digital River, visit the corporate website, follow the company on Twitter or call +1 952-253-1234.

Digital River is a registered trademark of Digital River, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks, registrations or copyrights of their respective owners.

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