Search engine Google Inc. Monday
launched a version of its search engine specifically for Apple platform.
“Our Apple search site is the only place Internet users need to go online to
locate Web sites related to Apple and Macintosh,” said Larry Page, Google chief executive officer and co-founder.
The Macintosh platform had been on hard times the last few years, but the
company has turned around to attract a new generation of users, thanks in
large part to the launch of the iMac last year and the return of co-founder
Steve Jobs to the position of chief executive officer of Apple.
Google also offers customized search engines for Web content specific to the
Linux operating system and the U.S. Government, Page added.
“As with our U.S. government and Linux searches, our new Apple-specific
search engine leverages Google’s core search technologies to quickly
identify and target the most relevant search results.”
Google has the backing of investors such as Sequoia Capital partner Michael
Moritz and John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, who each invested
$25 million in Google in June.