Yahoo! Everywhere and Google Join Forces to Offer Award-Winning Search Technology to Wireless Internet Users
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 10, 2001 – Google Inc., developer of the award-winning Google search engine, today announced that Yahoo! Inc. has integrated Google’s fast and highly relevant wireless search technology into its wireless offerings. In addition to retrieving personalized content and services, on-the-go Yahoo! users can now take advantage of the Google search engine to browse and access Internet web pages from any web-enabled mobile phone.
Available via web-enabled phones across the United States, Yahoo! features Google’s WAP search service, which enables users to search and browse more than 2.2 million WML and HDML pages contained in Google’s WAP search engine index. Ideal for mobile users, the service enables users to manage their wireless and mobile communication needs from one convenient location. Additionally, Google provides Yahoo! users the power to view millions of HTML web pages. Google’s proprietary search technology automatically converts HTML web pages into a format optimized for WAP phones.
"Yahoo! has the largest global mobile audience and we are pleased to offer that audience Google’s superior search technology as a complement to the Yahoo! Directory," said Anurag Mendhekar, director, Yahoo! Everywhere. "Yahoo! Everywhere is focused on working closely with companies like Google to develop innovative and compelling mobile data services for consumers."
"As an extension to our existing partnership with Yahoo!, Google and Yahoo! Everywhere are enabling wireless users to take advantage of the world’s largest web search index anytime, and just about everywhere," said Sergey Brin, Google’s president and co-founder. "Together, we are providing the most comprehensive source for finding the right information on the web. As the web gets larger, Google scales and performs better, offering users the most advanced search experience available today both on the desktop and beyond."
The award-winning Google search engine serves more than 70 million searches per day, with approximately half of these searches performed on the company’s home page at www.google.com. Google also offers a wide variety of custom search service products and currently provides its search technology to more than 100 companies in 30 countries. Customers include Yahoo! and its international properties; NEC Corp., developers of BIGLOBE, a leading Japanese portal; and NetEase, one of the largest portals in China. Wireless partners include OmniSky, Nextel, Palm Inc. and Pixo. In addition to its growing roster of international companies, the Google search engine is available in 26 languages, and can be accessed from WAP-ready, Palm, and i-mode wireless devices.
About Google Inc.
With the largest index of websites available on the World Wide Web and the industry’s most advanced search technology, Google Inc. delivers the fastest and easiest way to find relevant information on the Internet. Google’s technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including two Webby Awards; WIRED magazine’s Reader Raves Award; Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine; and Editor’s Pick from CNET. A growing number of companies worldwide, including Yahoo!, AOL/Netscape, and Cisco Systems, 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. More information about Google can be found on the Google site at www.google.com.
Google is a trademark of Google Inc. Yahoo! and the Yahoo! logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.