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Winners of iTunes 100m giveaway announced

Apple has posted details for 31 winners of the iTunes Music Store 100 Million song giveaway, including previously announced grand prize winner Kevin Britten of Hays, Kansas (who purchased Zero 7 and Dangermouse’s “Somersault”) and a wonderfully eclectic collection of other people, locations, and song choices. Notably missing from the list at this time: winners from outside the United States, winning details for entries such as 99,200,000, 99,400,000, 99,600,000, and more.

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1

YAY im first.

congrats kevin and other winners

Posted by flip2000 on July 16, 2004 at 4:24 AM (CDT)

2

That’s right…Congrats to all of those who supported Apple!

Posted by Asian_N02 on July 16, 2004 at 5:45 AM (CDT)

3

Interesting that no winners were from the ‘Tell a friend’ option. Hmmm.

Posted by Jeff on July 16, 2004 at 6:56 AM (CDT)

4

Ha!

It’d be funny if they just made up the winners to seem authentic.

Posted by Squibbles on July 16, 2004 at 7:14 AM (CDT)

5

Hey, just wanted to state for the record, the town’s name is Hays, KS. There is no “e” in the name. I go to college in Hays, and am in the same major as Kevin. I sent Apple some feedback on getting that fixed, but it probably got lost in the many emails I am sure they get.

Posted by Doug on July 16, 2004 at 7:55 AM (CDT)

6

They definitely didn’t make up the winners.  I was one of the first few to win.  It took a week to be notified that I actually had won, but it’s really exciting!  Too bad I took myself out of the running for the computer, but I am *definitely* not complaining!!  :-)

Posted by Timothy on July 16, 2004 at 1:28 PM (CDT)

7

I doubt there are a lot of “tell a friend” winners, if any at all. Besides the fact you can buy 10 or more songs in a few seconds versus sending maybe about 10 emails a minute. There appeared to be a delay in the iTunes email system of about 4 to 12 hours.

One other quirk noticed during the contest. The song count on the apple.com was about one and a half minutes slower than the german, uk and france sites, which apparently aided in more US wins.

Posted by mikey on July 17, 2004 at 7:15 AM (CDT)

8

Pls Hlp, after getting your new Ipod, how long should it just sit ther saying do not disconnect??? Newbie

Posted by jmoore on July 17, 2004 at 7:19 AM (CDT)

9

Jmoore: It will say that until you tell your computer to “eject” the iPod safely. If you’re on a Mac, drag the desktop iPod icon to the trash can; on a PC, look in the bottom right corner for a picture of a memory card with an arrow (Safely Remove Hardware) and right click to eject the iPod. Follow those menus.

Posted by helper on July 17, 2004 at 10:39 AM (CDT)

10

We don’t really know how many of the winners bought the songs listed and how many are tell a friend winners—I’m sure that tell a friend winners are listed with the song they clicked to tell a friend about.

Posted by fossicker on July 18, 2004 at 9:08 PM (CDT)

11

fossicker, the tell a friend feature only works by artist or album not by song.

Posted by mikey on July 19, 2004 at 6:33 AM (CDT)

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