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Block Financial Chooses Release Software for ESD

Release Software signed an Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) agreement Block Financial Corp., an H&R Block company.

Under the agreement, Release will electronically distribute Block Financial's software product, Kiplinger TaxCut, through selected members of Release's network of more than 200 online software resellers. Financial details were not disclosed.

"Downloading TaxCut from the Internet provides millions of tax procrastinators with a way to quickly prepare and file their tax returns at the last minute," said Gene Goldenberg, vice president and publisher of Block Financial. "And Release is one of the largest software distributors on the Internet, so this new arrangement will make it easier for our end-users to find TaxCut at competitive prices."

Cable ISP @Home Network as well as Egghead.Com will be among the online stores to feature the product.

Release Software acts as a distributor and marketer of software over the Internet, keeping online store shelves stocked with digital goods. Release partners with Web sites run by retailers, media companies, and hardware manufacturers to provide ESD-enabled software titles and e-commerce services.