02 January 2007

Germany Pulls Away From Quaero Search-Engine Project

(Deustsche Welle)
Germany has taken a new tack in its plans to develop an Internet search engine with France. Instead, it will pursue a national project aimed at tackling US dominance in the information sector. Less than a year after French President Jacques Chirac hailed Quaero as Europe's answer to the challenge posed by 'American giants Google and Yahoo,' the ambitious project seems to have fallen by the wayside. Germany will now work on its own search engine program named Theseus after a legendary Greek hero who found his way out of the labyrinth of the monster Minotaur.