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Spare Backup To Launch Geek Squad Online Backup in the U.K.

Cliff Boodoosingh on May 13, 2009
PALM DESERT, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spare Backup (OTC Bulletin Board: SPBU - News) today announced that it will launch Geek Squad branded online data storage services in the U.K. The service will be offered as an icon on the desktop on all PCs sold and included in a number of their support products. Services will be offered in accordance with the Data Storage Services Agreement with Best Buy Europe Distributions Limited (BBE). The initial launch in the U.K. will be at BBE's partner, The Carphone Warehouse Limited (CPW), which currently operates within nine countries in Europe.

Under the terms of the agreement Spare Backup will provide branded storage services to Geek Squad customers as an inclusive service through a number of Geek Squad support products. Spare Backup will receive an annual payment from CPW when a registered user exceeds 1GB of its online storage. Customers who have not purchased a Geek Squad support product are prompted to increase their storage capacity if they pass their 1GB limit and are provided with the option for a monthly or annual fee. Spare Backup and CPW have agreed to share any revenue derived from the fee based usage agreement on a confidential but mutually beneficial basis.

Spare Backup will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the data and for the administration and operation of the Backup Website and service delivery. Spare Backup will ensure that the Backup Website is available on a 24/7 basis except for scheduled maintenance or in the event of an emergency.

Spare Backup is the first totally automated online backup service that intelligently selects, secures and stores files without any user intervention.

"Working with Geek Squad Europe is an important step for us as we continue to solidify Spare as the backup service of choice among the top retailers in Europe," stated Cery Perle, CEO of Spare Backup. "We are excited to be included in a number of products as a seamless addition to the end customer. We look forward to servicing the Geek Squad and its customers as we continue to build a long term partnership."

"We are excited about our new partnership with Spare Backup, as we always strive to give our customers the best experience through our products and we believe our new online backup solution supports this," says John Hunter, Director of Geek Squad UK.

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About Spare Backup, Inc.:

Spare Backup, Inc. specializes in helping consumers, small office/home office users and small to mid-sized businesses protect their computer data quickly, automatically and cost-effectively. The company's flagship Spare Backup product is the first totally automated online backup service that intelligently selects, secures and stores files without any user intervention, automatically backing up documents, email, music, photos and other PC files on a continuous basis or according to the schedule of the user's choice. The company is headquartered in Palm Desert, California.

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