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Yahoo! Secures Distribution on Micron Electronics
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - April 6, 1999 - Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO) today announced
a distribution agreement with Micron Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MUEI), a leading direct
manufacturer of high-performance personal computers. Under the agreement, Microns
Millennia PCs will feature Internet services offered by Yahoo!. The Micron
Millennia® PCs are customized to display both Yahoo!s Web directory capabilities
and personalized Web pages (mu.my.yahoo.com).
The new Micron Millennia PCs feature a co-branded Micron My Yahoo! start page, enabling
users to fully personalize their Web experience with updated national news, sports and
financial information, local weather reports and more. The Micron My Yahoo! start page
also includes a customized area for Micron Millennia PC owners to access proprietary
content from Micron Electronics such as news, information about new products, and online
customer support services.
The co-branded Micron My Yahoo! start page, additionally, links to Yahoo!s small
business services, Yahoo! Connected Office. Through Yahoo! Connected Office, users can
easily post messages and share calendars with co-workers; hold virtual meetings; establish
instant messaging to communicate in real time with colleagues; and, create custom views of
Yahoo! with news, editorial, and competitive tracking.
We are pleased to be working with Micron Electronics to further expand the
distribution of Yahoo!s programming and services to meet the needs and interests of
Microns consumer and small business customers, said Ellen Siminoff, vice
president of business development and strategic planning at Yahoo!. Connecting to My
Yahoo! offers Millennia customers the capability to personalize and enhance their Internet
experience, providing an immediate, customized point of entry to the Web.
Personalize the Web with My Yahoo!
The Micron Millennia PCs feature a desktop Yahoo! icon connecting users to Yahoo!.
Additionally, the Micron Millennia PCs are bundled with a standard default Internet
browser that, when activated, connects users to the co-branded Micron My Yahoo! start
page. This functionality enables users to immediately personalize their Web experience.
As a registered My Yahoo! user, the entire suite of Yahoo!s 13 free member
services is available to Micron customers including shopping, auctions, classifieds,
travel reservations and ticket purchases, chat, clubs, address book, instant messaging,
message boards, and games. Portfolios, community tools, financial market news and
investment research drawn from Yahoo! Finance are also personalized through the Micron My
Yahoo! start page. Additionally, free Yahoo! Mail alerts users to the receipt of new email
on their Micron My Yahoo! start page.
Micron Electronics is dedicated to providing solutions that deliver the latest
tools and easy Internet access our customers need to compete and thrive in todays
new economy, said Michael Gale, vice president of the web business at Micron
Electronics. Micron and Yahoo! have teamed up to offer a rich and ready resource of
information relevant to small business users and power consumers.
The Millennia line, Microns flagship line of desktop computers, is aimed at small
business and power users who tend to frequent the Internet and use applications that are
rich in graphics, sound and video. Millennia desktop computers are available with a range
of processors, including the Intel Pentium® III 500 MHz processor, and other
high-performance components that rank it at or near the top of performance charts for PCs.
About Micron Electronics
Micron Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MUEI), a recognized industry leader and direct vendor
known for its award-winning products and services, develops, manufactures and markets
high-performance, competitively priced computing solutions to consumers, small businesses,
commercial and public sector buyers. Its superior customer service and toll-free technical
support is available to customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Micron offers value
and convenience through direct sales via the Internet (www.micronpc.com),
by phone 800-249-1179 or by fax 208-893-7240.
Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet media company that offers a branded network of
comprehensive information, communication and shopping services to millions of users daily.
As the first online navigational guide to the Web, (http://www.yahoo.com)
is the single largest guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user
reach, and is one of the most recognized brands associated with the Internet. The company
has 18 international Web properties outside the United States. Yahoo! has offices in
Europe, the Asia Pacific and Canada and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.