|[July 29, 2004]
Zinio Systems Delivers Digital Magazines in Outer Space; NASA Astronauts Read Favorite Magazines from Laptop Computers at International Space Station
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- July 29, 2004 -- Zinio Systems, Inc., worldwide leader in digital magazine production, distribution and circulation demonstrated there are no borders when it comes to reading your favorite magazines -- even from space. Flight Engineer and NASA ISS Science Officer, Mike Fincke, who will spend a total of about six months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), uploads digital issues of his favorite technology magazines to read on his laptop computer using the Zinio Reader.
Fincke, a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and NASA Astronaut, began his first mission in space as an Expedition 9 crewmember in April. The Expedition 10 Commander, NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao, also has requested his favorite science, technology, news and automotive magazines be digitally delivered from Zinio, when the Expedition 10 mission to the ISS begins in late October.
Since March 2002, Zinio has delivered more than 21 million digital magazines from 160 popular titles, such as BusinessWeek, Motor Trend, PC WORLD, Jane's Defence Weekly, PC Magazine, Popular Science and U.S. News & World Report, to more than one and a half million customers in more than 200 countries. Magazines are available for digital download at www.zinio.com with the same layout as the print versions, improving accessibility, convenience and reading experience. Zinio's 40 major publishing partners include Hearst, IDG, McGraw-Hill, Primedia, Reed Business Information, Technology Review Inc., U.S. News, VNU and Ziff-Davis.
"I guess the sky's the limit when it comes to reading digital magazines," said Scott Kauffman, president and CEO of Zinio Systems, Inc. "We are thrilled to provide NASA astronauts with our services."
About Zinio Systems, Inc.
Zinio Systems (www.zinio.com) delivers magazines in a new, powerful digital form with the same layout, text, and advertisements as the print versions, improving accessibility and reach, convenience and reading experience. Consisting of production services that convert print magazines into digital form, a dedicated reading software application, and a comprehensive electronic delivery system, Zinio allows magazine readers to enjoy portability, easy navigation and interactivity in a digital version available on desktop and laptop computers while offering publishers an opportunity for circulation growth. Zinio has offices in San Francisco and New York City. Zinio is privately held and investors include New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Apax Partners, Inc., Intel Capital, Odyssey Capital, NetOyster, IDEO Ventures and Centre Palisades Ventures.
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