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Wondershare Seeks Channel Partners

By Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC  |  September 01, 2011

This article originally appeared in the Sept. 2011 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY

Wondershare – which sells photo, video, PDF and PC utility software – is seeing “explosive growth” and it’s looking for some good channel partners with which it can share the wealth.

The company is just getting its channel program off the ground, says Xin Zhang, manager of business development, who is leading the charge. Wondershare, she says, is looking for partners in the education and retail spaces, and some other verticals.

Bob DeMoulin, corporate communications manager, declined to provide revenue numbers or other financial details about Wondershare, but he did say the eight-year-old organization recently got second round funding from IDG Capital Partners, which is tied to the media house; made Deloitte (News - Alert) Technology’s Fast 500 list; and was ranked 34 out of 200 by Forbes in its list of the best-run enterprises in China. (Shenzhen, China-based Wondershare also has offices in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.S.)

Wondershare is noteworthy in the breadth of affordable solutions it delivers, says DeMoulin, and the company continues to add to its product arsenal.

In May, Wondershare bought Spotmau Corp., which sells PC utility applications. The acquired is probably best known for its PowerSuite 2011 suite of utilities for Windows computers; it detects and repairs problems that negatively affect PC performance and cause crashes. Wondershare was also interested in Spotmau because it helps the company move into the business of offering customers diagnostic and repair services.

Wondershare recently expanded the functionality it offers on the business productivity software front. The Wondershare PDF Editor for Macintosh Version 1.1 offers an add bookmark feature that is compatible with Adobe (News - Alert) Acrobat Reader; includes optimized document printing; and has a fix so annotates can be recognized correctly, and has increased its annotation property pre-setting functions. The Wondershare Data Recovery for Macintosh Version 2.0 includes more file formats for recovery and preview; added support for FAT file system and portable devices for Deleted File Recovery; enhanced Lost Partition Recovery and Resume Recovery functions; and a file filter. Wondershare 1-Click PC Care for Windows Version 7.4, meanwhile, has been updated from Kinager 7.3 and renamed 1-Click PC Care. It includes major improvements to software performance and minor corrections of reported issues.

DeMoulin says Video Converter Ultimate is among the company’s best-selling products. It’s an all-in-one DVD and video converter tool and DVD burner for converting video and audio files. It supports formats AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MPG; can convert video to 3D; burn video files to DVD disc, DVD folder, or ISO files; download or record videos from YouTube, Google (News - Alert), Yahoo, MySpace, CNN and other video-sharing sites; and rip DVD movies to any video for playback on devices.

Wondershare also has a mobile phone tool to allow users to format photos for Android (News - Alert) products.

Going forward, look for Wondershare to add new mobile applications and address gaming with its products.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi