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Google Finishes GoogleScout, Launches Site

Google Inc. Tuesday unveiled its new Web site and launched GoogleScout, a new Web navigation service.

The move is the culmination of a widely-publicized beta test conducted over a three-year period at Stanford University's Computer Science Department.

Google's goal is to provide the fastest access to information on the Net. GoogleScout is a leap in this vein as an additional list of links are offered with each returned site result.

GoogleScout offers a continuous source of relevant Web recommendations and takes users to similar sites without additional keyword searching.

Larry Page, Google's co-founder and chief executive officer, said GoogleScout provides narrowly targeted results in less time than other services.

"We recognized years ago that existing search engines would be unable to keep pace with the massive growth of the Internet," he said.

"Google delivers highly targeted and relevant results, but beyond that we offer GoogleScout, a revolutionary concept for locating groups of information sources on the World Wide Web."

Google was founded in 1988 by Stanford University Ph.D. candidates Page and Sergey Brin to create a new wave of powerful search engineproducts to improve users' experiences on the Net.



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