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Vietnam Vet and Massachussets Native Wins 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 & 97 Pieces of Software

Vietnam Veteran Douglas Flagg, 54, of Orange, Mass., has won the "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, 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. " 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 website located at Flagg will digitally download 33 software titles directly from 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

"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

Internet software superstore 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 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 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., Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and ZDNet.

Additionally, offers 1.6 million digital images in different file formats, including jpeg, gif and mpf through a strategic marketing alliance with IMSI. 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. 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 Millionth Customer Sweepstakes Winner Douglas Flagg available on Today's PhotoWire located at

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

 The complete Millionth Customer Sweepstakes Grand
Prize included:

Children's Creativity Software Lego Creator
Flight Games Luftwaffe Commander
General Hobby Software American Greetings Crafts!
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
Gardening & Landscaping Software BH&G Complete Guide To
Tax Software TurboTax 98
Children's Art Software Crayola Make a Masterpiece
Medical Software Merriam-Webster's Medical Audio
Project & Time Management Software Visio Standard
Mice & Trackballs Intellimouse Pro V1.0
Joysticks & Game pads Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro
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
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
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
General Handheld Hardware Palm IIIx
Telephony & Voicemail Software Internet Phone
Wordprocessor Software Creative Writer
Children's History Software Kid's Culture -- the Great
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
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
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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