Shadowpack Enhances Wireless Web Experience With Google’s Award-Winning Search Engine
Shadowpack Members Can Now Search and Browse More Than 1 Billion Web Pages from Any Popular Mobile Internet Device
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and DUBLIN, OHIO – July 19, 2000 – Google Inc., one of the fastest growing search engines on the web, and Shadowpack Inc., a creator of the first enhanced wireless environment, today announced that Shadowpack has selected Google’s fast and highly relevant search engine to bring more than 1 billion web pages to Shadowpack mobile users.
Shadowpack 1.0 is a free service that enables users to efficiently access personalized wireless content and information, and perform mobile e-commerce transactions with ease and simplicity. The Shadowpack Environment is available on any device that supports a WAP compatible browser, including more than 80 models of smart phones, the Palm V, Palm VII, Handspring and Pocket PC families of PDAs, as well as the Research in Motion (RIM) family of two-way pagers.
"The Google search engine brings a wealth of additional content to our information-hungry mobile users," said Lance W. Schneier, founder and chairman of Shadowpack Inc. "The Shadowpack service is now the most comprehensive mobile content and commerce offering available today."
"We are excited to add Shadowpack to our growing list of wireless partners," said Sergey Brin, Google president and co- founder. "Coupled together with Google’s easy-to-use wireless search technology, Shadowpack users can now find the information they’re looking for while on the go."
Benefits of Google Search Technology
Designed for Internet users worldwide, Google’s search engine offers web surfers simple, fast, and highly relevant search results for every web-connected computer, including the emerging class of wireless devices such as Palm handheld computers, pagers, and Internet-ready mobile phones. The key benefits of Google’s search engine include its ease of use and clean interface, and highly relevant results. Google is based on a variety of innovative technologies, including sophisticated text matching and its advanced, patent-pending technology called PageRank(tm), which ensures that the most important results always come up first. This scalable approach to search enables Google to get better as the Internet gets bigger.
Founded with the mission of providing a better experience on the wireless Web, Shadowpack’s enhanced wireless environment delivers greater control and improved usability on any wireless device. By increasing personalization and ease of use, Shadowpack allows wireless users, device manufacturers, and content and commerce providers to realize the potential of the wireless Web. The Shadowpack service has been in development since 1998. The service was released for beta testing in January 2000 and has been named Editor’s Choice by PC Magazine. Shadowpack will continue to invite partnerships that will add greater functionality to this already unique service, as well as distribute the service globally. Shadowpack is based in Dublin, Ohio, with an office in San Francisco, and can be found on the Web at www.shadowpack.com.
About Google Inc.
Google exists to provide the world’s best Internet search experience. Google accomplishes this for millions of users daily by delivering a powerful, fast, and easy way to find the most relevant information available. Google’s technological innovations have powered the company to numerous awards, including a 2000 Webby and People’s Voice Award For Best Technical Achievement; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech of 1999 by TIME Magazine; Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; and Best Search Engine by The Net. A growing number of companies, including Netscape’s Netcenter, a subsidiary of AOL, Washingtonpost.com and Red Hat, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. For the information you need, visit www.google.com.
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