Google Inc. has acquired significant assets from Deja.com, including its
archive of more than 500 million messages--a terabyte of human conversation
dating back to 1995.
Since reaching agreement with Deja, Google has been working non-stop to
restore access to these messages, which form the largest archive of
newsgroups on the net. While developing a more
fully-featured service, Google has released a beta version that allows high
speed, high quality access to newsgroup postings already archived by Google
since August 2000.
For more information about the transition from Deja to Google, please
Google's press release.
Note to Deja users:
The current beta service available on this site lacks browsing, posting
and many other important features. We are working hard to provide these.
Due to the logistical and financial constraints of the Deja service, there
was no viable way to keep the service going. Now that the Usenet data has
been safely archived, we are focusing our efforts on implementing these
important features. Please bear with us during this transition.