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Search Engine Targets Online Shoppers

mySimon Inc. Monday debuted a shopaholic's dream: a search engine capable of comparing prices from thousands of online merchants in real-time and delivering information on millions of products.

The engine currently scours more than 800 unique Web merchants in categories including computers, electronics, sporting goods, collectibles and fashion. It offers a list of sites selling a specific product and includes a price comparison and product availability.

The company hopes to work with portal sites to help promote the service to consumers. mySimon's competitors in the relatively new emerging market include Inktomi and Shopfind.