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eTranslate Selected by Google to Support Launch of 10 Multilingual Versions of Search Engine and Provide Ongoing Support

San Francisco, CA -- May 15, 2000 -- - eTranslate, the leading provider of Web globalization solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Google, one of the fastest growing search engines on the Web. As part of the agreement, eTranslate provided strategic planning assistance in addition to translating Google's Web site, user interface, and basic site content into Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.

"Google is a great example of a company responding quickly to an increasing global demand for its service," said Richard Baldyga, eTranslate's Senior Vice President of Sales. "Our complete globalization solutions allow leading businesses to expand their international presence and seize first-mover advantage."

"Google's search engine has always had strong global appeal, and we plan to quickly expand into a wide variety of new international markets," said Urs Hölzle, Google's Vice President of Engineering. "It was important for us to work with a company that had the knowledge, experience, and breadth of languages that would transform our Web site from one to ten languages."

eTranslate is raising the standards of the Web globalization industry by offering a complete solution which includes globalization technology consulting services. By working seamlessly with companies to translate their Internet business model into global markets, eTranslate GlobalWebTM Solutions provide a digital multilingual medium that encompasses Web sites, extranets, intranets, and wireless applications. eTranslate also provides dynamic multilingual site operations and maintenance.

About eTranslate eTranslate is a complete solutions provider that helps companies build international leadership and global communications reach using digital-based technology and a worldwide network of technical, linguistic and cultural professionals. eTranslate GlobalWebTM solutions provide customized Web services including globalization consulting, technical integration, software engineering, professional language translation, and dynamic content management. eTranslate GlobalWebTM is supported by one of the largest proprietary networks of language professionals in the world. eTranslate, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Berlin, New York, Paris, Santiago, São Paulo, and Tokyo. More information can be found at

About Google Inc. Google Inc. exists to provide the best Internet search experience, and accomplishes this for millions of users daily by delivering a powerful, fast, and easy-to-use search service for finding the most relevant information. Google has received numerous industry awards for its technological innovations, including "Best Search Engine on the Internet" from Yahoo! Internet Life. Google recently was ranked No. 1 in user satisfaction and loyalty in a leading independent research firm's Search & Portal Site Tracking Study, with 97 percent of users surveyed indicating they would recommend Google to a friend. A growing number of companies, including Netscape and The Washington Post, rely on Google to power search on their Websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google's investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. For the information you need, visit

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