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AOL Partners With Copernic For Desktop Search

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America Online is offering a beta version of their desktop search utility, which is powered by Copernic. This download is available to all AOL members. The AOL/Copernic partnership also indicates that desktop search has become another hot spot for search developers.

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With Yahoo’s announced partnership with X1 to also provide desktop search utilities and AOL’s partnership many have commented on the outlook of the search engine off-shot. Andy Beal believes that AOL’s offering was the wiser of the two. “While Yahoo has announced a deal with X1, AOL’s pact with Copernic is a smarter move. X1 is processor-heavy and RAM intensive, which means that Yahoo will have to trim it down a lot, in order to make a free download feasible. Meanwhile, Copernic is more efficient and less draining.”

Andy also believes the Copernic/AOL partnership makes this search utility a more attractive download. Both companies should have the full versions available in early 2005.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

AOL Partners With Copernic For Desktop Search
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