Brilliant idea alert! Looks as if the French and German governments, in conjunction with the European Union, have decided to take on Google. They’ve cobbled together a sizable chunk of seed money (£100+ million), looped in some 23 different companies and have embarked on a mission to dethrone the king of search.
What is this, the Airbus of the ‘net? However promising a bureaucratically-led, international push to unite the efforts of 23 disparate tech firms under the banner of Franco-German partnership is (*shudder*), I’m worried the project, dubbed Quaero, has gotten off on the wrong foot: alas, it seems they’ve neglected to first pick up the domain name…
What lucky company holds that distinction? Quaero IT marketing out of Charlotte, North Carolina of course (here’s to securing a chunk of that £100 guys!).
Do you think Quaero will support the search terms blog, email or iPod?