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Google Acquires Usenet Discussion Service and Significant
Assets from Deja.com

Award-Winning Search Engine Launches Beta Version of Usenet
Newsgroup Search

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - February 12, 2001 - Google Inc. today
announced that it has acquired Deja.com's Usenet Discussion Service. This
acquisition provides Google with Deja's entire Usenet archive (dating back to
1995), software, domain names including deja.com and dejanews.com,
company trademarks, and other intellectual property. Financial terms of this
transaction were not released.

Available now at groups.google.com, this powerful new Usenet search
feature enables Google users to access the wealth of information contained in
more than six months of Usenet newsgroup postings and message threads.
Once the full Deja Usenet archive is added, users will be able to search and
browse more than 500 million archived messages with the speed and
efficiency of a Google search. In addition to expanding the amount of
searchable data, Google will soon provide improved browsing capabilities
and newsgroup posting.

"We welcome Deja's loyal users into the growing community of Google users
worldwide," said Larry Page, Google CEO and co-founder. "With more than
500 million individual messages and growing fast, Usenet and its thriving
community is one of the most active and valuable information sources on the

"The acquisition of Deja's significant assets will enable Google to offer an
important new source of information to both Deja and Google users," said
Omid Kordestani, Google's vice president of business development and sales.
"We will continue to build and acquire the necessary technologies to provide
the best search experience to millions of Google users worldwide."

The award-winning Google search engine serves 70 million searches per day,
with approximately half of these searches performed on the company's
homepage at www.google.com. Google offers a wide variety of custom
search service products and currently licenses its search technology to more
than 120 companies in 30 countries.

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

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