Clickshare seeks partners for patent-pending
micropayments and user-managment technology
cross posted from: http://www.newshare.com/News/tvs_sale.html
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Oct. 13, 1998 — Clickshare Service Corp. is seeking strategic allies, equity investors and licensees to participate in the commercialization of its patent-pending Internet subscription, microbilling and distributed user- management system.
“We are aggressively seeking partnerships with one or more technology companies, publishers and audience owners such as banks and ISPs to me the Clickshare technology rapidly into the marketplace,” said said Bill Densmore, co-founder of Clickshare.
A six-month prototype demonstration of the Token Validation Service technology involved nearly 2,000 users. Marketed as the Clickshare Service, TVS was tested with three publishers: The American Reporter, Studio Briefing and The Christian Science Monitor.
Clickshare is now seeking a patent for TVS. “We believe the service constitutes a novel application of technology to the problem of how to make the Internet commercially viable,” said Densmore.
So far, consumer web publishers have tried to become profitable on advertising alone. Increasingly, they are viewing micropayments and personalized information delivery as essential to boosting revenues — but few sites have actually ramped up such services.
“We regard TVS as a vital service — because it offers an infrastructure for tagging and identifying Internet users for a variety of purposes — as required for Internet information commerce to become mainstream,” said Densmore. “There are many publishers and equity partners who have looked at what we have and may want to play a role in bringing it to market.”
About the Clickshare Service (TVS)
Clickshare is a client-server based, distributed user-management system for Internet commerce. It enables aggregation of content subscriptions, micropayments, audience measurement by identified user, personalization using a “reverse cookie” approach and Web-site access control. Clickshare employs “Digital Calling Card (SM)” technology which allows users to view and purchase information at multiple, independent web sites using a single ID and password. It enables sale of information “by the click” down to 10 cents per item. TVS requires no special end-user software. More information about TVS may be found at: http://www.clickshare.com/. “Clickshare” is a registered servicemark of Clickshare Service Corp.