Google Search Engine Joins MyPalm Portal to Bring Wireless Web Content to Handheld Users
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LAS VEGAS, COMDEX – Nov. 13, 2000 – Google Inc., developer of the award-winning Google search engine, and Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM), the world’s leading provider of handheld computers, today announced that the Google search engine is featured in the new MyPalm[TM] portal. This agreement enables MyPalm users with a wirelessly enabled Palm[TM] handheld to search the web with Google’s fast, highly relevant search engine technology.
The MyPalm portal is designed to help make the handheld computing experience more fun and productive. The MyPalm portal enables users to wirelessly access personalized information without relying on traditional desktop-to-handheld synchronization technology.
Google’s easy-to-use search technology enables MyPalm users to search wirelessly for content on the Internet. Google automatically breaks up the search results into several smaller pages to offer increased performance and to conserve bandwidth. When a user clicks on a search result, the corresponding web page is automatically converted into a format that is optimized for viewing on Palm handhelds. Google’s award-winning search engine is the largest in the world and enables users to search more than 1.2 billion web pages while on the go.
"Google’s search engine offers our users one of the most comprehensive, easy-to-use wireless search experiences available today," said Frances Hoge, vice president, content and marketing for Content and Access, of Palm, Inc. "Coupled with our innovative content translation technology, Palm handheld users can now quickly access and navigate the web-based information they want."
"Both Palm and Google view information search and retrieval as a critical component of the mobile online experience," said Sergey Brin, Google president and co-founder. "The combination of Google and the MyPalm portal provides quick access to the world’s knowledge from your shirt pocket."
About Palm, Inc.
Palm, Inc. is a pioneer in the field of mobile and wireless Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers (source: IDC, December 1999). Based on the Palm OS(R) platform, Palm’s handheld solutions allow people to carry and access their most critical information with them wherever they go. Palm handhelds address the needs of individuals, enterprises and educational institutions through thousands of application solutions. The Palm OS platform is also the foundation for products from Palm’s licensees and strategic partners, such as Cresenda Wireless; ePocrates, Inc.; Franklin Covey; Handspring; IBM; Sony; Symbol Technologies; and TRG. Platform licensees also include Kyocera and Nokia. Palm went public on March 2, 2000. Its stock is traded on the Nasdaq national market under the symbol PALM. More information is available at www.palm.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 the WIRED Readers Raves award for Most Intelligent Agent; a 2000 Webby and Peoples 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 Yahoo!, AOL (Netscape), 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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