GLOBAL LINK.COM $3.5 MILLION GEMSTONE GIVEAWAY; Promotion Leads to World's Largest E-Commerce Site Launch on May 6th.DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 1999--
Global Link.Com announced today the start of its Global Link.Com $3.5 Million Gemstone gemstone
Any of various minerals prized for beauty, durability, and rarity. A few noncrystalline materials of organic origin (e.g., pearl, red coral, and amber) also are classified as gemstones. Give Away to promote the launch of its major new web service, Digital Heaven-Everything for Everybody(SM). Between now and May 18, 1999, the company will give away thousands of precious and semi-precious gemstones to visitors to www.globallink.com.
Five Super Grand Prize winners will each receive a 100+ carat gemstone. Thousands of .5 to 4 carat gemstones will also be awarded. One in 100 entrants will win, and every entrant receives a free email account email account email n → compte m (e-)mail .
The Gemstone Giveaway is sponsored by USA Global Link, Inc. the world's leading provider of innovative international telecommunications and web-based e-commerce services.
"Why give away gemstones?" asks Marc Freeman, Senior Vice President, USA Global Link. "Because Global Link.Com will be a site full of gems-information, commerce, trade and community. On the infrastructure side, USA Global Link is currently deploying the world's most sophisticated IP-based communications network The transmission channels interconnecting all client and server stations as well as all supporting hardware and software. , the Global InterNetwork(SM). Now, with Global Link.Com, we are building a uniquely enabled and powerful portal to ride on the advanced functionality of the Global InterNetwork backbone. This is an unprecedented combination of function and content."
The Gemstone Giveaway ends on May 18, 1999 at midnight Pacific Daylight Time. A complete entry form and the official Gemstone Giveaway rules are available at www.globallink.com.
Digital Heaven-Everything for Everybody
On May 6th, Global Link.Com will launch Digital Heaven-Everything for Everybody, a major new e-commerce site at www.globallink.com. In addition to e-commerce offerings, the site will feature free global email, weather, national and local news, stock information, web-search capabilities, a unique community bulletin board system, horoscopes and classifieds.
Digital Heaven-Everything for Everybody will be available in 18 different languages and upheld by a sales force of more than 3,000 agents in 120 countries worldwide. The site will be supported by an integrated 3Com, Siemens and Global Crossing IP backbone, and a state-of-the-art Compaq server farm featuring advanced load balancing The fine tuning of a computer system, network or disk subsystem in order to more evenly distribute the data and/or processing across available resources. For example, in clustering, load balancing might distribute the incoming transactions evenly to all servers, or it might redirect them for heavy usage.
"The motto of the Digital Heaven web service is 'Everything for Everybody'," says Freeman. "Global Link.Com and Digital Heaven represent a powerful leap to significant new levels of commercial and community potential on the web. Major advertisers have already recognized the enormous opportunity of Global Link.Com and are onboard."
About USA Global Link & Global Link.Com
USA Global Link, a privately-held company, has pioneered the provision of innovative international telecommunications and web-based e-commerce services for customers in more than 170 countries and territories. Since 1992, USA Global Link, has been a leader in alternative, innovative global telecommunications strategies, including discount international long distance, Global 800(SM) toll-free numbers, phone-to-phone IP (Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. ) telephony and wholesale Global Refile(SM) services. USA Global Link also offers full-featured corporate travel and prepaid calling card programs. With its ingenious Instant Call(SM) technology, a web-based e-commerce service, the company has secured a leading position in the Internet/telephony integration arena.
First launched in March 1997, USA Global Link's Global InterNetwork is the world's first international, facilities-based communications network based on IP technology. When this ubiquitous multi-billion dollar, high-speed fiber-optic and wireless network is fully deployed, practically every major city in the world will host a Global InterNetwork switching center A switching center is a node in a telecommunications Circuit switching network which is connected to either another switching center and/or to end user devices. Switching centers are aware of other centers and possible routes between them such that on demand a center can establish , delivering cost-efficient data, voice, fax, video and broadband multimedia services. The company has partnered with 3Com Corporation, Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc. and Global Crossing Ltd. to meet the advanced technology demands of the Global InterNetwork deployment.
USA Global Link, has been a prominent player in introducing competition into the international telecommunications marketplace through its active membership in the International Telecommunication Union International Telecommunication Union (ITU), specialized agency of the United Nations, with headquarters at Geneva. It was created in 1934 as a result of the merging of the International Telegraph Union (est. (ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. ) in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. , Switzerland, and the U.S. Department of State's International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC ITAC Information Technology Association of Canada
ITAC Information Technology Advisory Committee
ITAC Identity Theft Assistance Center (Financial Services Roundtable)
ITAC International Telework Association and Council ). The company is a founding member of the Voice on the Net Coalition (VON Coalition), and the European Competitive Telecommunications Association With over 100 member companies, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association was founded in 1998, and looks after the regulatory and commercial interests of new entrant telecoms operators, ISPs and suppliers of products and services to the communications industry. (ECTA ECTA European Competitive Telecommunications Association
ECTA European Communities Trade Mark Association (Antwerp, Belgium)
ECTA East Coast Trail Association
ECTA Educación, Comunicación y Tecnología Alternativa ) in which it holds a board seat.
Global Link.Com, Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of USA Global Link, Inc. USA Global Link is headquartered in Iowa, Colorado, California and The Netherlands.
Global InterNetwork, Global Refile, Instant Call Button, Global 800, Global Link.Com, Digital Heaven- Everything for Everybody are service marks of USA Global Link, Inc. All rights reserved.
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1. To have reference; relate: evidence that pertains to the accident.
2. to the launch of Digital Heaven starting May 6th.