Thursday, March 09, 2006
Google has clearly upset Chirac
Google must wonder what the French have against them. First they openly challenge its library book project then they fine them in a trademark case and now they fund the development of a new European search engine. They originally had the backing of Germany for this rather significant technological undertaking but that appears to have been withdrawn. Nevertheless the French are pushing ahead with Quero, a search engine that one of its developers described on the BBC today as being different from Google by offering ‘serendipity’ through its searches. I bet that’s not the word Google is using.