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Vietnam Vet and Massachussets Native Wins Beyond.com Millionth Customer Sweepstakes.



SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 1, 1999--

Douglas Flagg of Orange, Mass., to Celebrate July 4 Holiday With New

Palmpilot, Microsoft Mouse A mouse from Microsoft. Although the company is widely known for its software, it has produced a variety of hardware products over the years. Its line of mice for PCs has been extremely successful. See IM Explorer.  & 97 Pieces of Software

Vietnam Veteran This article is about veterans of the Vietnam War. For the French psychedelic musical group, see Vietnam Veterans.
Vietnam veteran is a phrase used to describe someone who served in the armed forces of participating countries during the Vietnam War.
 Douglas Flagg, 54, of Orange, Mass., has won the Beyond.com "Millionth Customer Sweepstakes sweepstakes, contest or race, usually a horse race, on which a lottery is run. Prizes are awarded to the holders of winning tickets. In the case of a horse race, the draw is made from the names of all the horses entered in the race and vast numbers of blanks. " launched by the Internet software superstore su·per·store  
n.
A very large retail store that stocks highly diversified merchandise, such as groceries, toys, and camera equipment, or a wide variety of mechandise in a specific product line, such as computers or sporting goods.
 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 Credit Suisse First Boston was originally the trading name of the Financière Crédit Suisse-First Boston, a London-based 50-50 investment banking joint venture formed in 1978 between the First Boston Corporation and Credit Suisse. . "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 The Palm III was the first PDA in the Palm III lineup and is also Palm Computing's first handheld to support infrared file transfer and a Flash ROM capable operating system. The first Palm IIIs went on sale in 1998.  Connected Organizer PalmPilot, an ergonomic ergonomic - Concerning ergonomics or exhibitting good ergonimics.  Microsoft mouse and 97 software products across more than 100 software product categories, both physically and via digital download The perspective and/or examples in this article do not represent a world-wide view. Please [ edit] this page to improve its geographical balance.  from the Beyond.com website located at http://www.beyond.com. Flagg will digitally download To receive a file transmitted over a network. In any communications session, "download" means receive, and "upload" means send. The download/upload often implies a big/little scenario, in which data is being downloaded from the "big" server into the "little" user's computer.  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 de·luxe also de luxe  
adj.
Particularly elegant and luxurious; sumptuous: deluxe accommodations; a de luxe automobile.

adv.
 and Trip Planner (Travel); Corel's PrintHouse Magic (Graphics); Dragon dragon, mythical beast usually represented as a huge, winged, fire-breathing reptile. For centuries the dragon has been prominent in the folklore of many peoples; thus, its physical characteristics vary greatly and include combinations of numerous animals.  Naturally Speaking (Voice Recognition and Synthesis); Kiplinger's Home Legal Advisor (Legal); Star Wars Phantom Menace MENACE. A threat; a declaration of an intention to cause evil to happen to another.
     2. When menaces to do an injury to another have been made, the party making them may, in general, be held to bail to keep the peace; and, when followed by any inconvenience or
 (Game); 2000 Toolbox See toolkit and toolbar.  (Y2K See Y2K problem and Y2K compliant.

Y2K - Year 2000
 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 embroidery, ornamental needlework applied to all varieties of fabrics and worked with many sorts of thread—linen, cotton, wool, silk, gold, and even hair. Decorative objects, such as shells, feathers, beads, and jewels, are often sewn to the embroidered piece.  and exotic wood frames for the embroidery. He said he was thrilled thrill  
v. thrilled, thrill·ing, thrills

v.tr.
1. To cause to feel a sudden intense sensation; excite greatly.

2. To give great pleasure to; delight. See Synonyms at enrapture.
 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.

About Beyond.com

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 (database) stock-keeping unit - (SKU) /skyoo/ (rarely seen expanded) A common term for a unique numeric identifier, typically in a database. Originally this was used only for products, but has spread in usage.

Compare with UID for sense development.
 (SKUs) are available for online purchase with 6,800 SKUs available for immediate, electronic delivery, including software from such major publishers as Adobe Systems Adobe Systems Incorporated (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: /əˈdoʊbiː/) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA.  Inc., IBM/Lotus Corp., Microsoft Corp., Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA[3]) is an American vendor of computers, computer components, computer software, and information-technology services, founded on 24 February 1982.  Inc. and Symantec Corp. The company has established strategic marketing alliances with America Online See AOL.  Inc., @Home Network, CNET (body) CNET - Centre national d'Etudes des Telecommunications. The French national telecommunications research centre at Lannion.  Inc., Compaq Computer Corp., Excite Inc., Microsoft Corp., Netscape Communications Corp., XOOM XOOM Extraction of Object Oriented Software Metrics .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 IMSI International Mobile Subscriber Identity
IMSI International Microcomputer Software, Inc.
IMSI International Mobile Station Identity (now International Mobile Subscriber Identity)
IMSI Idaho Maximum Security Institution
. Beyond.com also offers software publishers, hardware manufacturers and systems OEMs e-commerce solutions including publishers transaction processing Updating the appropriate database records as soon as a transaction (order, payment, etc.) is entered into the computer. It may also imply that confirmations are sent at the same time.

Transaction processing systems are the backbone of an organization because they update constantly.
, physical and electronic order fulfillment Order fulfillment (in BE also: order fulfilment) is in the most general sense the complete process from point of sales inquiry to delivery of a product to the customer. Sometimes 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 dot com - 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.

Photo credit to read: Photo by Rose M. Prouser. -0-

     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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