Giga-Google: first online maps, now 1B pages

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From: Rohit Khare (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 13:48:04 PDT

<flamebait>Let the battle royale with alltheweb begin -- and I
suspect google's branding will kick their Norwegian butts -- they
ought to merge :-) </flamebait>

So, what's the deal with "500M partially indexed URLs"?

Also, for bonus points, anyone want to work the math on how they will
*ever* make money?


Google Launches World's Largest Search Engine

Google Now Enables Internet Users to Search More Than 1 Billion URLs,
Providing Quick and Easy Access to 560 Million Full-Text Indexed Web
Pages and 500 Million Partially Indexed URLs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - June 26, 2000 - Google Inc., one of the
fastest growing search engines on the web, today announced it has
released the largest search engine on the Internet. Google's new
index, comprising more than 1 billion URLs, offers users the web's
most comprehensive collection of websites, which can be easily
searched with Google's fast and highly relevant search technology.
Available now at, Google's portal and
destination site customers can also license this new index for
integration with their own websites.

Google's new index is the first of its kind and represents the most
comprehensive collection of the most useful web pages on the
Internet. According to a recent survey conducted by the NEC Research
Institute, there are more than 1 billion web pages online today.
Google now offers users the ability to search almost all of this
content, providing access to 560 million full-text indexed web pages
and 500 million partially indexed URLs. Integrated with more than 70
portals and destination sites worldwide, Google's award-winning
search technology will soon power more than 30 million searches per
day on and its partner websites.

"Google's new gigantic index means that you can search the equivalent
of a stack of paper more than 70 miles high in less than half a
second," said Larry Page, Google CEO and co-founder. "This
unprecedented power enables millions of Google users worldwide to
communicate, learn, and entertain like never before."

Google's new search index also represents the largest collection of
international websites on the Internet, and is a key part of Google's
strategy to expand its reach to new international markets. Currently,
users can search for content in 10 different languages, including
French, German, Italian and Spanish. The company is aggressively
building additional search services, and will soon launch Japanese,
Chinese, Korean and other customized versions of its award-winning
search engine.

"Google continues to demonstrate the most innovative search
technology on the Internet. Now with the largest index available, our
users will get not only the most relevant search results but also the
most comprehensive," said Sergey Brin, Google president and cofounder
"We remain obsessed with providing our users with the highest quality
search experience on the web."

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.

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.

Google powers 76 portal and destination sites worldwide, including
international customers in 20 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy,
Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland,
the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. A growing number of companies,
including Yahoo!, Netscape's Netcenter, a subsidiary of AOL, 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


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