Cingular Wireless and Google to Provide Mobile Access to More Than 1.3 Billion Web Pages
Cingular Customers Can Now Search and Browse With the World’s Largest Search Engine
ATLANTA, Ga., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 10, 2001 – Google Inc., developer of the award-winning Google search engine, today announced that Cingular Wireless customers now have direct access to Google’s easy-to-use search engine. Cingular users can now search and browse the web for the information they need while on the go.
Accessible through the Cingular My Wireless Window portal, Google is the largest search engine on the World Wide Web, providing access to more than 1.3 billion Internet web pages, and 2.2 million WAP-ready web pages. Google’s advanced software automatically converts HTML web pages on the fly into a format optimized for WAP phones. Cingular’s wireless portal, branded My Wireless Window, features web-wide search, calendar, shopping, e-mail, address book and instant messaging.
"Google offers the best search experience on the Internet through a powerful combination of speed, ease-of-use, and relevancy of results," said Sergey Brin, Google’s president and co-founder. "With Google, Cingular customers can now utilize their mobile phones to access the vast amount of information on the Internet."
Today’s announcement represents another significant wireless customer win for Google, which recently announced mobile partnerships with Sprint PCS, Handspring, Vodafone and Yahoo!. Google is committed to providing users of any Internet-connected device or PC the best search experience on the World Wide Web, and offers its award-winning search engine to users of all major wireless platforms, including WAP and i-mode phones and Palm handheld PCs.
About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S., and is dedicated to self-expression and customer-friendly service. As a leader in mobile voice and data communications, Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications and BellSouth, currently serves more than 20.5 million customers nationwide. Cingular offers customers advanced technologies in simple, cost-effective ways that permit them to tap the creative potential of wireless through their own self-expression. Details of the company are available at www.cingular.com.
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.
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