Juno and Snapfish Launch Co-Branded Online Photo Service
Millions of Juno Subscribers Can Develop, Print, Store, and Share Pictures For Free
NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO - August 14, 2000 -
Juno Online Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: JWEB), a leading Internet access provider, today announced a marketing alliance with Snapfish.com Corporation, the only end-to-end photo service offering free processing, printing, digitizing, and online storing and sharing for 35 mm film. Under the terms of the agreement, Snapfish now offers online photography services to millions of Juno subscribers nationwide. Juno subscribers can use a co-branded version of the Snapfish service to develop their 35 mm film, share pictures with friends online and order reprints and enlargements easily. Snapfish also offers a complete solution for digital camera users including free uploading, storage and online sharing of digital images.
Juno will promote the service to its subscribers through a coordinated campaign of banner, pop-up, and interstitial advertisements. The service will also be promoted on JunoLandSM, the community section of Juno's Web portal site, www.juno.com.
"We're delighted to offer our subscribers a service as useful and easy to use as Snapfish," said Leelila Strogov, Juno's senior vice president for business development. "The Internet is changing the way we all think about photography, not to mention the way photos are processed and developed, and by working with Snapfish we can offer our subscribers a state-of-the-art service in this increasingly popular area."
"Juno and Snapfish both offer customers fantastic value propositions for free," said Suneet Wadhwa, vice president of business development and co-founder of Snapfish. "By offering the Snapfish service direct to Juno's millions of subscribers, we expand both companies' offerings and leverage the Internet to revolutionize the world of photography."
Snapfish is positioned to dramatically redefine the consumer photography market by providing the first complete photo service that offers film developing, printing, storing and sharing online, for up to 24 rolls per year, all for free. Customers pay only $1.69 per roll for shipping and handling of their prints. The award-winning Snapfish business model provides both film-based and digital camera users the ability to seamlessly and effortlessly share, store, and order reprints with unsurpassed security.
Privately held and backed by Mayfield Fund, @Ventures, the affiliated venture capital arm of CMGI, Inc., Kodak, Trans Cosmos, Audax Ventures, BellSouth, Compaq, and additional private investors, Snapfish was founded by second-generation Internet leaders from Excite@Home and Cisco Systems.
Snapfish has a strategic partnership for film processing with District Photo, the nation's largest mail order photo finishing lab, with more than 50 years of experience in the market. Snapfish uses Kodak paper and materials for all of its processing.
With consumer photography representing a $14.90 billion market in the United States alone, Snapfish is poised to provide consumers with breakthrough benefits in online photography and reinvent an enormous consumer category in the process. The company is based in San Francisco, California. Additional information is available at the company's Web site at www.snapfish.com.
Juno Online Services, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet access to millions of computer users throughout the United States. Founded in 1996, the company provides multiple levels of service, including free basic Internet access, billable premium dial-up service, and (in certain markets) high-speed broadband access. Juno's revenues are derived primarily from the subscription fees charged for its billable premium services, from the sale of advertising, and from various forms of electronic commerce.
Based on its total of 3.38 million active subscribers during the month of June 2000, Juno is currently the nation's third largest provider of dial-up Internet services, after AOL and EarthLink. As of June 30, 2000, Juno had more than 11 million total registered subscriber accounts.
For more information about Juno, visit www.juno.com/corp. To get a free copy of the Juno software, go to www.juno.com or call 1-800-TRY-JUNO.
Statements in this press release regarding Juno Online Services, Inc. that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause such statements to differ materially from actual future events or results. Any such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The following factors, among others, could cause Juno's actual results to differ materially from those described in a forward-looking statement: limited history of offering Juno's billable premium services and free basic service in its current form; history of losses; failure to retain or grow Juno's subscriber base; increasing competition from existing or new competitors; inability to sustain current levels of subscriber acquisition or retention; inability to successfully migrate free subscribers to, or to retain subscribers in, Juno's billable premium services; rapid technological change; possible unavailability of financing as and if needed; decreases in the popularity of the Internet among consumers or as an advertising medium; dependence on a limited number of partners and vendors for the provision and roll-out of the Juno Express broadband service; possible industry consolidation; and potential fluctuations in quarterly and annual results. This list is intended to identify only certain of the principal factors that could cause actual results to differ. Readers are referred to the reports and documents filed by Juno with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed May 15, 2000, for a discussion of these and other important risk factors.