Google to Yahoo: Ours is bigger

From CNet News:

In the latest round of the search-index size contest, Google unveiled an updated index it said is more than three times larger than that of any of its search engine competitors.

“We’re celebrating our seventh birthday…We had a pretty strong year,” Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said in a phone interview with CNET, as he listed the launch of new products including Google Talk, Google Earth, Google Video and Google Desktop Search. “And we’ve sort of been struggling here with respect to the index. It has always been much larger than the others.”

“We’re announcing tonight that in terms of unduplicated pages our index is now three times larger than any other search engine,” he said, without saying how many pages are in the index.

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