go gold


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go gold

(testing)
The point in the life of a software product where it is declared ready to release for sale. This may be because it has reached sufficiently high quality (freedom from bugs, etc.), or because it is financially expedient.
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Even beauty salons are being urged to encourage customers to go gold with their nail polish while shops are being asked to support the campaign by sporting gold-themed window displays.
THE country is set to go gold medal crazy once again as the Paralympics prepares to get under way - and Teessiders can catch all the action and medal glory.
com Go gold Take this gold leaf clutch by Zandra Rhodes on holiday as the only night bag you need - on-trend metallic and gorgeous with your favourite summer dress.
Summary: Britain's Got Talent's Faryl Smith is set to become the first classical artist to go gold within a week of releasing a debut album.
It was the first debut record to go gold in Britain, and reached the top ten in the United States.
The better establishments even give you a hand massage while you go gold or strawberry or midnight blue.
Jamie Cullum, 24,dubbed the David Beckham of the jazz world, has seen his debut major label album go gold in just a fortnight.
And the record label has signed four acts already, with the first one, Sonique, about to go gold (that's 500,000 records sold).
And Dedee keeps her promise: Her heart doesn't go gold.
According to SunnComm's President, Peter Jacobs, "Not included in our 2,000,000+ monthly figure is the substantial residual revenue associated with every commercial release from these major artists due to manufacturing reorders of CDs as these popular albums go gold and then quickly become platinum-selling albums.