Google was founded in 1998 by Stanford University Ph.D. candidates Larry
Page and Sergey Brin to create a new generation of powerful, scalable search
engine products to improve the user experience of searching the web. Based
on three years of advanced research in computer science, Google is dedicated
to providing the best user search experience by delivering a powerful, yet
simple-to-use format for finding the most relevant answers to search
Google currently offers search solutions through its own destination site at
http://www.google.com. The company also offers co-branded web search and site
search solutions for information content providers.
Google is privately held. The company's funding partners include Kleiner
Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. Google is based in Mountain
View, Calif. More information about Google can be found on the company's
website at http://www.google.com.
Google's corporate customers include Netscape, a subsidiary of AOL (NYSE:
AOL), which incorporates Google’s search technology into its Netscape Search
on the Netcenter portal. Other customers include Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:
RHAT), a leading developer and provider of open source Linux-based operating
system; wunderground.com, a leading market innovator for Web-based weather
delivery; and Gobi, a leading technology service provider.
Google's destination site was listed in PC Magazine's July 1999 Top 100 Web
Sites and recently was cited as a staff favorite in Newsweek magazine.
Google is a play on the word googol, which was coined by Milton Sirotta,
nephew of American mathematician Edward Kasner, to represent the figure 1
followed by 100 zeroes. Google's use of the term reflects the immense amount
of information available on the web.
More information about Google can be found on the company's website at
AltaVista Company is the premier online media and commerce network. The company integrates unique Internet technology and services to deliver relevant results faster for both individuals and Web-based businesses. By combining distinctive AltaVista brand services with 'best of the Web' relationships, the AltaVista network creates the most satisfying Internet experience. AltaVista is building on its heritage of technology and innovation leadership, offering award-winning services including: My AltaVista, AltaVista Finance, FreeAccess, AltaVista Search, AltaVista Local Portal Services, the AltaVista microportal, and AltaVista Shopping.com. For more information, visit AltaVista at http://www.altavista.com. AltaVista is a majority-owned operating company of CMGI, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMGI), Andover, Mass. Compaq Computer Corporation holds the remaining minority stake in AltaVista.
IntelliSeek Inc., founded in May 1997, is a privately held company with
offices in San Francisco and Cincinnati. The company's mission is to
create software solutions and offer services that enable users to harness,
manage and leverage digital information distributed across
corporate intranets as well as the global Internet.
IntelliSeek's flagship product, BullsEye, is a groundbreaking,
comprehensive software solution to the problem of quickly finding only
relevant information on the Internet. It combines guided, intelligent
search, analysis and management of web-based information with automated
tracking and alerts for changes - all in a single, integrated
application. BullsEye offers powerful intelligent search agents and
completely automates the retrieval of new information in all areas of
user interest www.intelliseek.com/prod/bullseye.htm
While developing BullsEye over the past three years, IntelliSeek
discovered a vast amount of information on the Internet, which was not
accessible by today's search engine crawlers and indexes. This is
the Invisible Web. Realizing the value of targeted information, the company
began creating the largest searchable database, and called it
InvisibleWeb.com. This new directory www.invisibleweb.com
contains over10, 000 (and growing) databases and searchable sources on
America Online, Inc. combines the best of Internet search technologies
and content to help consumers find what they're looking for online -
quickly and easily. The AOL, Inc.'s search services are available across the
entire family of AOL brands including Netscape at http://search.netscape.com,
AOL.com at http://search.aol.com and the AOL service (Keyword: Search).
Most recently announced, AOL Search -- available on the AOL service and
on AOL.COM -- is a part of AOL's ongoing effort to develop new products
and services that make the Internet easier, faster and more convenient
to navigate for AOL's more than 19 million members. An integral feature
of AOL 5.0, AOL Search offers members the ability to search AOL and the
entire Web from one location and has seen a more than 43% increase in
traffic in its first 30 days after premiering. Based on Netscape's Open
Directory, the fastest growing human edited Web site directory, AOL
Search relies on a team of over 17,000 editors to select and categorize
the best sites on the Web and offers features including:
The Open Directory Project is the first Internet directory search
service built by the Web community at large and is an easy and fast way
to find information relevant to users needs. The Open Directory Project
empowers the Web community to review and categorize sites based on their
area of interest and expertise. The Open Directory Project offers more
than 1,000,000 sites in over 160,000 categories from 229 countries in 44
languages, and is available today at http://dmoz.org.
Founded in 1985, America Online, Inc., based in Dulles, Virginia, is the
world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet
technologies, and e-commerce services. America Online, Inc. operates:
two worldwide Internet services, America Online, with more than 19
million members, and CompuServe, with approximately 2.2 million members;
several leading Internet brands including ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger and
Digital City, Inc.; the Netscape Netcenter and AOL.COM portals; the
Netscape Navigator and Communicator browsers; and AOL MovieFone, the
nation's #1 movie listing guide and ticketing service; and Spinner Networks and Nullsoft, Inc., leaders in Internet music. Through its
strategic alliance with Sun Microsystems, the Company develops and
offers easy-to-deploy, end-to-end e-commerce and enterprise solutions
for companies operating in the Net Economy.
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