Vietnam Vet and Massachussets Native Wins Beyond.com Millionth Customer Sweepstakes.
Douglas Flagg of Orange, Mass., to Celebrate July 4 Holiday With New
Palmpilot, Microsoft Mouse & 97 Pieces of Software
Vietnam Veteran Douglas Flagg, 54, of Orange, Mass., has won the Beyond.com "Millionth Customer Sweepstakes" launched by the Internet software superstore in celebration of topping 1 million paying customers a few weeks ago.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for Beyond.com, which reported in April that it had more than 1.2 million paying customers," said Lise Buyer, director and senior equity analyst, Internet/New Media, at Credit Suisse First Boston. "Beyond.com is one of only a handful of e-commerce companies to achieve this level of success."
Selected in a random drawing, Flagg received as his grand prize a new Palm III Connected Organizer PalmPilot, an ergonomic Microsoft mouse and 97 software products across more than 100 software product categories, both physically and via digital download from the Beyond.com website located at http://www.beyond.com. Flagg will digitally download 33 software titles directly from Beyond.com to his home computer.
The Grand Prize also includes dozens of software titles including Berlitz Spanish (Foreign Language); Microsoft's Expedia Streets Deluxe and Trip Planner (Travel); Corel's PrintHouse Magic (Graphics); Dragon Naturally Speaking (Voice Recognition and Synthesis); Kiplinger's Home Legal Advisor (Legal); Star Wars Phantom Menace (Game); 2000 Toolbox (Y2K Test & Fix); and international supermodel Claudia Schiffer's 1999 Calendar/Planner (Calendars).
Flagg, who is on disability because of a back injury, devotes most of his time to creating award-winning 22-stitch cross-stitch embroidery and exotic wood frames for the embroidery. He said he was thrilled to win so much exciting software from Beyond.com.
"My cross-stitching was going slow, and I was running out of things to do," Flagg said. "I'm going to have to live another lifetime, maybe two, so I can have fun with all of this software. I'm also going to have a blast with Visual C++ because I went to school for programming and never did anything with it."
"I am delighted that our symbolic millionth customer is a proud veteran who served his country during the war and now serves his curiosity with software and the Internet," said Mark Breier, president and chief executive officer of Beyond.com.
Internet software superstore Beyond.com sells more than 48,000 software and other digital products on its website, including more than 1.6 million digital images in various file formats.
Beyond.com sells commercial, off-the-shelf software to the government, enterprise, corporate and consumer markets, offering its customers a better place to buy software. Visitors to the company's online store http://www.beyond.com enjoy a comprehensive selection of software backed by customer service and competitive pricing.
Approximately 48,000 software stock-keeping units (SKUs) are available for online purchase with 6,800 SKUs available for immediate, electronic delivery, including software from such major publishers as Adobe Systems Inc., IBM/Lotus Corp., Microsoft Corp., Sun Microsystems Inc. and Symantec Corp. The company has established strategic marketing alliances with America Online Inc., @Home Network, CNET Inc., Compaq Computer Corp., Excite Inc., Microsoft Corp., Netscape Communications Corp., XOOM.com Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and ZDNet.
Additionally, Beyond.com offers 1.6 million digital images in different file formats, including jpeg, gif and mpf through a strategic marketing alliance with IMSI. Beyond.com also offers software publishers, hardware manufacturers and systems OEMs e-commerce solutions including publishers transaction processing, physical and electronic order fulfillment, customer support, site design consultation, marketing support and reporting.
The company has applied for federal registration of the marks BEYOND.COM and BEYOND DOT COM. Beyond.com Corporation trades on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ("BYND"). More information on the company can be found in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
Note to editors: Photo of Beyond.com Millionth Customer Sweepstakes Winner Douglas Flagg available on Today's PhotoWire located at http://www.businesswire.com.
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The complete Beyond.com Millionth Customer Sweepstakes Grand Prize included: Children's Creativity Software Lego Creator Flight Games Luftwaffe Commander General Hobby Software American Greetings Crafts! Deluxe Fonts & Font Software 2000 Fantastic Fonts Encyclopedia Software Grolier MultiMedia Encyclopedia 99 Deluxe Children's Foreign Language Software JumpStart Spanish Music Software Music Write Plus Career & Resume Software Resume Maker Deluxe Financial Software Quicken Deluxe 99 Card, Solitaire & Casino Games Bicycle Solitaire Action Games Heretic II Hunting Games Cabela's Big Game Hunter II Board Games Monopoly Adventure Games Grim Fandango Movie Software & CD-ROM Movies Star Wars: Behind the Magic Screen Saver Software Create Screen Savers Children's Reading Software Ready to Read with Pooh File Transfer & Remote Access Software Remote Desklink General Education Software Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Atlas & Mapping Software National Geographic Maps Religious Software Zondervan New International Bible Gardening & Landscaping Software BH&G Complete Guide To Gardening Tax Software TurboTax 98 Children's Art Software Crayola Make a Masterpiece Medical Software Merriam-Webster's Medical Audio Dictionary Project & Time Management Software Visio Standard Mice & Trackballs Intellimouse Pro V1.0 Joysticks & Game pads Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro V2.0 General Handheld Software PlusPack for PalmPilot Accounting Software VersaCheck Personal Database Software FileMaker Pro Beauty & Style Software Cosmopolitan Virtual Makeover Children's General Curriculum Software Reader Rabbit's 1st Grade Children's Brain Games Oregon Trail General Reference Software American Heritage Talking Dictionary Foreign Language Software Berlitz Spanish Desktop Publishing Software Publisher 98 Simulation Games Combat Flight Simulator Travel Software Expedia Streets Deluxe and Trip Planner 2000 Voice Recognition & Synthesis Dragon Naturally Speaking Software Programming Languages & Utilities Visual C++ V6.0 Standard Children's Math Software Math Blaster Geometry General Business Software Guerrilla Marketing Puzzle Games The Best Jigsaw Puzzles PIM & Contact Manager Software Organizer 5.0 Suites & Integrated Software Packages Office 97 Standard CAD Software 3D Home Interiors Deluxe Children's Science & Nature Software Schoolhouse Rock: Science Rock Clip Art Symbol & Image Libraries Corel Gallery 1 Million General Graphics Software Corel Print House The Wizard of OZ Edition Children's Interactive Storybooks Winnie the Pooh & Tigger Too Family Tree Software Generations Deluxe Home Planning & Design Software Sierra Home Architect Driving Games NASCAR Racing 99 Role-playing Games Return To Krondor Trivia Games YOU DON'T KNOW JACK: The Irreverent Collection Children's Fun & Games Software Fisher Price Pirate Ship Combat Games StarCraft PalmPilots & Accessories Zippered Leather Case for Palm III General Handheld Hardware Palm IIIx Telephony & Voicemail Software Internet Phone Wordprocessor Software Creative Writer Children's History Software Kid's Culture -- the Great Explorers Exam Preparation Software Inside The SAT PSAT & ACT 99 Children's Geography Software Amazon Trail Operating System Software Plus! 98 Health & Fitness Software Get Healthy Today! Sports Games Madden NFL 99 Strategy Games Rainbow Six General Game Software SID Meier's Alpha Centauri Playstation Games Marvel Superheros vs. Street Fighter Nintendo 64 Games Beetle Adventure Racing for N64 Legal Software Kiplinger's Home Legal Advisor Cooking & Wine Software Primasoft Wine Organizer Multimedia Software ScreenCam Web Management Software Net.medic Network Mgmt & Utility Software NetIntellect Express Dictionary & Thesaurus Software The Internet Dictionary Diagnostic & Troubleshooting Software SANDRA Professional Forms Generator Designer & Filler Presto! Forms V3.0 Spreadsheet Software Excel 95 Results -- Gold Template Collection Browser & Browser Add-on Software Net Nanny Y2K Test & Fix Software 2000 Toolbox Backup Software Filesitter Security & Encryption Software PGP Personal Privacy General Communications Software PowWow Virus Detection Software VirusScan 4.0 Presentation Software 3D Sensations for Presentations Web Development Software HomeSite General Internet Software NetSonic Pro 2.0 Electronic Books: Game Guides & Gamespot Unofficial Guide to Hintbooks StarCraft Electronic Books Electronic Commerce: An Intro Calendars & Calendar Software Claudia Schiffer PalmPilot Software Thoughtmill Design & Illustration Software Paint Shop Pro With Animation Shop General Utility Software Uninstaller Deluxe V5.1 Email Software Talking Email Disk & File Compression Software NetZip Deluxe File Viewing & Conversion Software Conversion Plus Windows CE Software Intelligolf Birdie Edition
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