GiantBear.com Selects Google’s Award-Winning Search Engine for Wireless Intranet Application Service
Google’s high-performance WAP search technology enables GiantBear.com customers to search and browse more than 1 billion web pages while on the go
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – July 17, 2000 – Google Inc., one of the fastest growing search engines on the web, and GiantBear.com, an innovative wireless Internet Application Service Provider (ASP), today announced a relationship whereby GiantBear.com will integrate Google’s fast and highly relevant wireless search engine technology into its online offering for mobile devices.
GiantBear.com offers customized web-to-wireless application services to customers such as wireless carriers, e-businesses and corporate enterprises. Platforms supported include wireless cell phones, pagers, PDAs and other wireless computing devices. Today’s announced relationship with Google will enable GiantBear.com to offer wireless users the ability to search and browse Google’s index of more than 1 billion web pages.
Google’s easy-to-use search engine enables users to search wirelessly for web pages on the Internet. The company’s proprietary technology enables users to view traditional HTML web pages in WML, the programming language supported by most mobile phone microbrowsers. This content translation happens automatically when the user clicks on a link. Google also automatically compiles the search results into several smaller pages, which are connected by "more" buttons, to offer increased performance.
"Millions of users per day come to Google to find the information they are looking for online. We chose to integrate Google’s search engine because of its simplicity, ease-of-use, and ability to quickly return highly relevant search results," said Steven Price, CEO of GiantBear.com. "Google’s trusted search engine together with our innovative wireless applications offers our customers a tremendously valuable mobile Internet service."
"GiantBear.com offers powerful tools and services for mobile Internet users to access the information they need while on the go," said Sergey Brin, Google president and co-founder. "This relationship continues Google’s aggressive expansion beyond the desktop, and helps bring our technology to new enterprise markets."
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™, 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.
As an innovative wireless Application Service Provider (ASP), GiantBear.com provides end-to-end turnkey wireless data and mobile commerce solutions for wireless carriers, e-businesses and corporate enterprises. GiantBear.com’s suite of services include application development and implementation; portal and platform development and integration; hosting and maintenance services; strategic planning and marketing assistance; content and mobile commerce distribution; and billing and customer service integration.
Through GiantBear.com’s innovative applications, companies can deliver personalized, local, national and company-specific information or commerce across multiple delivery channels – wireless cell phones, pagers, PDAs or other pervasive computing devices.
GiantBear.com’s major investors include Thomas H. Lee Company, Blackstone and Reuters. The company was founded by Steven Price and Stuart Rosenstein, seasoned wireless executives who ran, took public and sold PriCellular Corporation. For more information about GiantBear.com and its products, visit www.giantbear.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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