AOL to go with Copernic - Mamma?

Thread Title:
Yahoo Details Desktop Search Plans; Ask Jeeves & MSN Launch This Month
Thread Description:

Andy Beal points to the post threadlinked above by Danny Sullivan that among much other DS news mentions that AOL will be using Copernic's DS technology in it's new browser.

The browser is in beta so one would presume, if i understand this correctly, that this deal was factored into the recent "letter of intent" from Mamma to buy Copernic.

Can anyone fill in the blanks?


Email Marketing

Interestingly, I just got this through my email about 20 Mins ago...

Dear Copernic User:

We are proud to inform you that we have launched a revolutionary free software called Copernic Desktop Search: The Search Engine for Your PC.

Copernic Desktop Search (CDS) brings the power of a search engine right to your PC and allows you to instantly search files, emails, and email attachments stored anywhere on your hard disk. The days when searching for files on your PC was harder than searching the Web are over!

CDS has a streamlined and intuitive user interface that lets you perform sub-second searches of PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, Excel files, PowerPoint files, MP3s, pictures, videos, contacts, your browser history, and even your bookmarks.

It's an interesting coincidence no?
Promoting the new desktop search facility, on the same day as AOL announces they will be using it.


Copernic sent you that?


It came from
copernic at

I thought...

It was already launched?

Sorry, im a bit confused. Being a linux guy ive not tried any of the DS stuff, guess i need to buy a copy of xp just for that dammit! heh..

I guess they are just trying to raise awareness of it

Interestingly, they also mentioned this at the end of the email...

CDS is simply the best desktop search application on the market. In fact, it just won the prestigious CNET Editors' Choice award over competing products from Google, Microsoft, and others.

Clearly trying to raise awareness of what it is the product actually does.
The references to MS and Google make it clear what the product does and who offers not-so-good (the impression meant to be given off anyway) alternatives.

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