MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. â€“ August 22, 2005 â€“ Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Google Desktop 2 (beta), a free downloadable application that changes the way users access information â€“ whether it’s on the web or stored on their computers. By combining desktop search with an intelligent sidebar that learns the user’s habits and interests, users receive all the information of interest to them in one convenient location.
“Google Desktop is a new, easier way to get information â€“ even without searching,” said Marissa Mayer, director of product management for consumer products at Google. “You can think of it as a personal web assistant that learns about your habits and interests to identify and present web pages, news stories, and photos that it thinks you will be interested in.”
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