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09.07.2006

CBS NEWS AND GOOGLE ANNOUNCE "CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC" GADGET

CBS News and Google have teamed to develop a CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC gadget for Google's Personalized Homepage users. Google Gadgets are content-filled modules, or mini-applications, that serve as building blocks for customizing a home page. The new gadget will be available Thursday, Sept. 7.

The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC gadget will offer Google's millions of users constant access to the latest CBSNews.com headlines, top stories, and a calendar of notable events, as well as photos and Couric's daily blog, "Couric and Company."  This new feature will be promoted on Google and on CBSNews.com.

"Developing this gadget with Google allows us to build online buzz and exposure for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC among Google's community of users as well as grow user traffic for CBSNews.com," said Betsy Morgan, Senior Vice President, CBS Digital Media.

"We're eager to work with CBS News on new ways to distribute their content online," said Marissa Mayer, Google's vice president of search products and user experience. "The Google Personalized Homepage combined with the new CBS Evening News with Katie Couric gadget represents a great way for users to find information, views, and personalities that interest them."

About CBSNews.com

CBSNews.com is the network's 24-hour broadband, on-demand news service, which draws on the worldwide, award-winning resources of CBS News.  The network's correspondents file, update and expand their stories 24 hours a day, continuously enriching the editorial content of the site by providing more insight and context to the latest breaking news stories. CBSNews.com has been an industry-leading provider of advertiser-supported free broadband video on demand. CBSNews.com, CBS.com and CBS SportsLine.com are all part of the CBS Digital Media division.

About Google Inc.

Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.google.com/.  Google is a registered trademark of Google Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.