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Market Research Firm Gartner Recognizes COPIA as a Transformative Media Platform

Leading Market Research Firm Gartner Selects COPIA as 2010 Cool Vendor In Media

New York City, NY, US – April 28, 2010 –  Copia Interactive, a DMC Worldwide company and a breakthrough social media and content delivery platform has been selected by leading market research analyst firm Gartner for their highly coveted annual 'Cool Vendor' report.  The 2010 Cool Vendor in Media report highlights three vendors that support critical emerging media businesses and are transforming the media business.

The COPIA social media platform brings together content, community and ecommerce to provide a dynamic and engaging consumer experience around content.  COPIA is a solution for consumers of all ages to experience a completely new way to discover, enjoy, share, purchase and consume books, newspapers, magazines and a wide variety of digital content.

The company has developed hardware agnostic software applications that maximize the user experience across devices including, ereaders and notebooks to smartphones and tablet computers.

The COPIA platform provides users with a compelling set of intuitive features, including:

  • Social Networking Compatibility - Community profiles are linked to existing Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts enabling users to easily share content across social media platforms.
  • Collaboration Tools - Students, as well as book groups, can highlight, annotate, and share reading content with those who are important to them. In addition, users can access the most useful annotations from the entire community.
  • Multi-Dimensional Browsing Experience - Real-world book browsing simulates how people typically view and select books in a store. Relevant eBook content can also be displayed in various ways for users to browse and find what's most relevant. Content can be browsed by community rating, tags from users or publishers, notations, popularity and price.
  • Intuitive Search and Display Features - TheCopia.com makes it simple to find meaningful reading content by offering multiple paths to discovery. Users can easily filter search criteria to pinpoint what they're looking for. Search results are provided in dynamic content views, enabling users to toggle between list views to expanded views, to easily compare across lots of content.
  • Personalized Home Dashboards - Each user connects to others via a home dashboard that displays consumed content and personalized reading recommendations from friends.
  • Unique Book Profiles - Books are given a social meaning by a community value score that connects to user ratings and reviews. Social recommendations are powered by user feedback and a proprietary numerical system.
  • Book Clubs Re-Envisioned - Users can create book groups to discuss and share reading experiences. Users can also set personal data metrics for reading goals, create milestones and set challenges amongst friends to further reading as a social experience.

Copia Interactive, LLC is an independent company and part of the DMC Worldwide family of companies. DMC Worldwide is a leading enterprise and consumer technology company whose heritage spans more than 40 years investing in, and developing, manufacturing and distributing cutting-edge consumer electronics products.

About Distribution Management Consolidators Worldwide

DMC Worldwide (DMCWW) is a leading enterprise and consumer technology company with a heritage that spans more than 40 years investing in, developing, manufacturing and distributing cutting-edge consumer electronics products. The company holds deep expertise in sales channel development, supply chain management sales, marketing, distribution and customer service and support. The DMC Worldwide family of companies has sold hundreds of millions of consumer electronics products by leveraging its robust mature infrastructure. The DMC Worldwide family of companies includes DMC Capital Funding, LLC, a leading private equity company focused on strategic investments in middle-market, technology product companies; Xact Technology, LLC, a leading provider of GPS tracking solutions; and Cocoon Innovations, LLC, a leading provider of personal organization and protection systems. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit http://www.dmcww.com.