America Online, Inc. and Inktomi Expand Alliance to Collaborate On AOL Web Search Services.DULLES, Va./SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 1999--
Agreement to Feature Inktomi Search Services on AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. , AOL.COM and AOL International Properties; CompuServe and ICQ ("I Seek You") A conferencing program for the Internet from Mirabilis, Tel Aviv, Israel (www.icq.com). It provides interactive chat, e-mail and file transfer and can alert you when someone on your predefined list has also come online. to Continue Featuring Inktomi Search
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Inktomi Corporation was a California company that provided software for Internet Service Providers, which was founded in 1996 by UC Berkeley professor Eric Brewer and graduate student Paul Gauthier. , developer of scalable Internet infrastructure software, today announced a new agreement to incorporate Inktomi's search service into AOL's next generation Web search products, which will be available on several AOL brands, including AOL, AOL.COM and AOL International properties.
This agreement expands the relationship between the two companies established in April 1998, under which AOL licensed Inktomi's Traffic Server (TM) network cache software.
AOL's new Inktomi-driven Web search product, launching later this year, will give AOL and CompuServe members and AOL.COM's Web-based users an exciting next-generation search product. In addition to providing traditional Internet search features, Inktomi will provide AOL's Web search with advanced search features, like photo search, foreign language search and multi-media search.
Inktomi's award-winning search service will deliver fresh and relevant search results from its database of over 100 million listings. The new search service is also designed to allow members and Web-based users to personalize their searches by choosing preferences that will be remembered each time that person performs a search.
"This new agreement with Inktomi represents a significant step in our development of new, best-of-breed search services on AOL brands and will have a direct and positive impact on our members' and Web-based users' search experience," said Barry Schuler Barry Martin Schuler (born September 7, 1953 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is American Internet pioneer, perhaps best known for making the Internet easy to use consumers while working for America Online for seven years, and being the CEO for three years. , President of AOL Interactive Services.
"America Online has always placed a priority on making the Internet easier and more convenient to navigate for our members and visitors to our family of brands, and working with Inktomi to offer search services that deliver fresh, meaningful and targeted information is key to that mission.
"And by delivering multi-media, photo and foreign language search, we will continue to offer our members and Web-based users state-of-the-art search services."
Mr. Schuler continued: "We are also looking forward to continuing the strong relationship AOL has built with Inktomi. AOL has been using Inktomi's Traffic Server network caching software for over a year, supporting traffic of over 2.5 billion URLs a day to our members.
"In addition, CompuServe and ICQ are already featuring Inktomi search services. With the close relationship we've already established, we are eager to bring that same quality of service to our other AOL, Inc. brands."
"We have a powerful partnership with AOL, one that we believe will give millions of AOL members and visitors worldwide a richer, more intuitive and meaningful Web experience," said David Peterschmidt, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Inktomi.
"Inktomi's focus is on building the infrastructure of the Internet, and today's announcement builds on Inktomi's strong relationship with America Online and marks our broadest alliance with a company across both our portal and network suite of products.
"With our Web search services powering several AOL properties, it gives us the broadest distribution of any search service available and extends our leadership in the marketplace. We look forward to working with AOL to further build on our alliance with new products and services, to make the Internet an increasingly natural part of people's daily The People's Daily (Chinese: 人民日报; Pinyin: Rénmín Rìbào), a daily newspaper, is the organ of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, published worldwide lives."
About America Online
Founded in 1985, America Online, Inc., based in Dulles, Virginia Dulles, Virginia is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Loudoun County, Virginia, part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The headquarters of AOL, Orbital Sciences Corporation and ODIN technologies and the former headquarters of MCI Inc. are located in Dulles. , is the world's leader in interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies, and e-commerce services.
America Online, Inc. operates: two worldwide Internet services, America Online, with more than 17 million members, and CompuServe, with approximately 2 million members; several leading Internet brands including ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger See AIM. and Digital City, Inc.; the Netscape Netcenter and AOL.COM portals; the Netscape Navigator An earlier Web browser for Windows, Macintosh and X Windows from Netscape that provided secure transmission over the Internet. Soon after its introduction in 1994, Navigator, or just "Netscape," as it was commonly called, quickly became the leading browser on the Web. and Communicator browsers; and AOL MovieFone, the nation's No. 1 movie listing guide and ticketing service.
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Based in San Mateo, Calif., Inktomi (pronounced INK tuh me), develops and markets scalable software designed for the world's largest Internet infrastructure and media companies. Inktomi's products include the world's largest search engines, online comparison shopping solutions, and carrier-class network cache software.
Inktomi works with leading companies including America Online, British Telecommunications, CNET (body) CNET - Centre national d'Etudes des Telecommunications. The French national telecommunications research centre at Lannion. , Excite@Home, Intel, RealNetworks, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo!. The company has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.inktomi.com (1) (Computer Output Microfilm) Creating microfilm or microfiche from the computer. A COM machine receives print-image output from the computer either online or via tape or disk and creates a film image of each page. .