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#71587 - 05/28/02 03:09 PM Google. A Quick Question  
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Is Google really changing its name? And, if so, why?

Thanks for any information,
WW


#71588 - 05/28/02 03:21 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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here's the latest google® press release; it says naught about a name change.

http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/aol.html

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#71589 - 05/28/02 03:31 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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Well, I just read that article and now am more confused. Why would AOL members need Google if they already have access to it by typing in Google.com? It's already a free service. Why would AOL members need what is already a free service?


#71590 - 05/28/02 04:07 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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WW, where did you hear about Google changing its name? I noticed the Dilbert cartoons on the main page last week, but didn't reach that conclusion. What'd I miss?

Google is software that powers many search engines, including its own. I guess it will tailor its software to AOL's (ha!®) needs, with appropriate advertising, etc.


#71591 - 05/28/02 04:41 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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the extant search engine at AoL (ha!) is WeaK in the extreme -- this will just serve to focus complaints on other areas.

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#71592 - 05/28/02 05:09 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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Well, I thought I read that google was looking for suggestions for a new name in the cartoons--some dialogue there last week. I didn't realize it was a joke--I thought it was in earnest, but then didn't see any more mention of it. I am very, very gullible. It's good to know that google isn't changing its name because I love using it as a verb.

Thanks for the input,
WW


#71593 - 05/28/02 05:22 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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Barney Google had a wife three times his size. Barney Google, with the goo,goo,googly eyes.


#71594 - 05/29/02 12:06 AM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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Why would AOL members need Google if they already have access to it by typing in Google.com? It's already a free service. Why would AOL members need what is already a free service?

Because AOL is a crutch for the internet. It provides colorful, large print buttons for people who don't know how to type "google.com" into a browser.
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#71595 - 05/29/02 03:22 AM Barney Google  
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#71596 - 05/29/02 05:50 PM Re: Google. A Quick Question  
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There's probably a googleplex of reasons. And that's approaching infinity!



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