From the folks at Google - Froogle

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April 04, 2004

The company that makes it frightfully easy to find information on the Internet is now ready to help you find great deals, too.

Froogle, the long-awaited shopping site from search leader Google, made its official debut last week, although it has been available - for those who knew where to look - for some time. Its Web address is www.froogle.google.com.

Froogle - pronounced, of course, like "frugal" - offers links to millions of products from thousands of online merchants.

Results can be sorted by category and price.

Froogle is strictly a search engine, scouring the Internet for e-commerce sites and ranking results only by relevance with no special treatment for advertisers.

Google says that gives Froogle (and bargain-hunters) an edge over shopping sites that list only retail partners.

Matthew Kauffman, The Hartford Courant

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