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asknet Unveils New Online Service to Validate Eligibility for Student Pricing

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Subtitle: asknet Verify solves online retailers need to quickly authenticate
student status before closing the sale 

Karlsruhe (euro adhoc) - November 8, 2012 - asknet, a leading provider of
eCommerce solutions for software publishers, today announced that online
retailers can now check a student's eligibility for academic discounts using its
on-demand service, asknet Verify.  The service, which can be connected to
existing online shops via a standard interface, will help expedite sales for
products including software, computers, insurance, mobile phone contracts, or
tickets for local and long distance travel. The authentication service will be
available at the start of 2013.

Many companies offer products to students at discounted rates. But unlike brick
and mortar storefronts, it is not a simple process for Internet retailers to
examine documentation to authorize student discounts. asknet's Verify solution
addresses this issue by offering an online verification platform for the online

Verify offers two verification methods for retailers. Real-time verification is
available using a student's digital identity. When this is not an option, 
asknet's Verify can complete the query validating an uploaded student ID

The quick verification process works with all types of ID formats and will be
available in more than 10 languages to serve the most important markets in
Europe, the USA and Asia. With its unique combination of digital and non-digital
verification methods, asknet's Verify enables a nearly 100%-verification rate. 
For more information about asknet and Verify, visit

About asknet:
asknet offers its clients customized outsourcing solutions for global software
sales via the Internet. Founded in 1995 as a spin-off of the Karlsruhe Institute
of Technology (KIT, formerly the University of Karlsruhe), the company has
become a leading independent global provider for electronic software
distribution. In addition to its fully integrated shop solutions for software
publishers, the company develops and maintains portals for software distribution
and supplies software products to around eighty percent of German universities.
In 2011, asknet posted sales of approximately EUR 65.4 million. asknet's clients
include numerous providers of specialty software including CyberLink, F-Secure,
IS3, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, and Panda Security.

Further inquiry note:
Martina Oerther
Vice President Corporate Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0)721 96 458-6369

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company:     asknet AG
             Vincenz-Priessnitz-Str. 3
             D-76131 Karlsruhe
phone:       +49 (0)721 96 458 6369
FAX:         +49 (0)721-96 45899
sector:      Electronic Commerce
ISIN:        DE0005173306
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Open Market /
             Entry Standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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