Palo Alto, CA - September 15, 2004 - A9.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), today launched A9.com (www.a9.com) to make searching the Internet more effective. The new site, which builds on a beta test version that began earlier this year, helps users discover information from several different sources, makes it easy to manage and organize their search results, and remembers what they have done in the past.
A9.com offers users search results from five powerful information sources, which are presented through convenient selectable and adjustable columns: Web and image search provided by Google, book text of more than 100,000 titles from Amazon.com's Search Inside The Book, movie information from the Internet Movie Database, and reference information (encyclopedia, dictionary, etc.) through GuruNet.com. Additionally, A9.com is a search engine with a memory as it returns results from the user's information, so with every search, users will see results from their own history, bookmarks, and diary.