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24 May 2000

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(Press Release)--May 24, Inc. (OTCBB: BIGR - news), a vertical Internet media and entertainment company, Wednesday announced that it has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a Web-based service to target and deliver specific merchandise offers to registered users.

The service will enable and its partners to deliver multimedia shopping opportunities targeted to each individual registered user at, while the users play free multiplayer bingo games and chat online.

For example, a player from the East Coast who indicates a preference for grocery savings and electronic equipment will be able to see such opportunities while at the same time a player in Los Angeles sees new car deals and vacation packages, and so on. The players will have an opportunity to fulfill the order without interrupting their online game-playing experience.

While the service will be integrated into the online game-playing environment, it is modular and can also be licensed to other online and offline companies for any product or service.

``We are very excited about the potential for this process,'' said Shane Murphy, chief executive officer of ``It is a natural use for our one-hour average user session and represents one of the many ways we are using our internal resources efficiently to deliver value to our shareholders, our partners, and our ever-increasing base of registered users.

"The process also provides some very intriguing opportunities to integrate offline partners with our online capabilities, separate from Bingo game playing. We are discussing license and distribution opportunities with possible partners.''

The provisional patent application, entitled ``Method and Apparatus for Directing Interleaved Messages in a Network Based Interactive Application,'' was filed on April 20, 2000.

Entertainment and game sites have become increasingly popular and are showing unprecedented growth rates and value within the World Wide Web. is leveraging its Internet presence into a more comprehensive game arena where visitors will be able to play a variety of bingo-based games and enjoy the chance to win points, which can translate into a variety of prizes. is creating a value based Web site, which will be backed by an extensive database of registered users and their buying preferences. With an average per-user session in excess of 60 minutes, provides one of the most enjoyable game experiences currently available on the Internet.

For more information about, please visit the company's Web site at

Contact: Inc., Marina Del Rey
     Shane Murphy, 310/301-4171
     Market Pathways
     Shannon T. Squyres, 949/955-1860

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