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Google Competitor Gets $165million Kick Start

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by zman, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. #1
    Did you guys see this?

    Theseus, a German based project that is aiming to develop “the world’s most advanced multimedia search engine for the next-generation Internet.” will received a cash injection of $165 million from the German Government, under approval by the EU.
    SEMrush
    I'm in no way suggesting this is a "Google killer", but $165 million is a lot of cash to back the right idea.

    Thoughts?
     
    zman, Jul 20, 2007 IP
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  3. jro

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    Agreed, I really hope they don't use a name like that haha
     
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  4. zman

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    My guess is that is just the project website. They'll have to do a much better job to get any real traction in branding.
     
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    BlindCat Banned

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    zman is right. They are just doing research.
     
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    if thats the domain that they use, it will murdered by google -.-
     
    iNTaYkE, Jul 20, 2007 IP
  7. zman

    zman Peon

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    Guys, it is HIGHLY doubtful that this is the domain that will be used for the search engine.

    Think about it...
     
    zman, Jul 20, 2007 IP
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    Exactly. They'll definitely leave some of that money to buy a good premium domain name.
     
    wickedkeemo, Jul 20, 2007 IP
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    Badlands07 Well-Known Member

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    It seems funny that Germany and France both feel the need for government involvement and support in order to compete against the growing presence that is Google. Maybe the US government should step in and help Yahoo, MSN or Ask.....:)
     
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    I have no doubt that eventually someone in Europe will surpass US based companies in domination of the Internet. They have done so economically already. Thats where LINUX came from too.
     
    jahman, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    zman Peon

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    Hmmm... as much as I'd like to think you were right, I just can't get it to stick. Sorry, but I just don't see it happening.

    The main reason is that this is government money. When has government done ANYTHING better than the private sector?
     
    zman, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    lets see how long they take to get in the market. but i dont think they can be google killer. Google is too good for anybody
     
    imteaz, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    #13
    there were news of german and french scientsts developing new search engine its part of that
     
    gerer, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    #14
    Google Killer has become such a cliche, even techcrunch is using it. It says Multimedia search..

    Google is GREAT in normal search, but in multimedia and other vertical search, google is already pathetic. So those german guys won't have to kill the multimedia search business of Google afterall. It is not even alive. Look at google images, or froogle.. They should be killing like.com and not google.

    In simple traditional keyword and phrases search, microsoft with all the billions is still far behind.... Good Luck theseus
     
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    Haha!! I think "Google killer" will be the subject of my next blogtoon.
     
    stickysnail, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    I really doubt this. I mean, it's possible it may be a competitor in Europe, but I doubt it will be one in North America. Google has way more than 165 million dollars and many investors interested in thier continued dominance:)
     
    bloggingseo, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    I will invest in 'theseus', because google will buy it :D
     
    khudania, Jul 21, 2007 IP
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    #18
    Its unlucky that they have already got a bad name. They need employees, how do i apply?

    Rob
     
    Robert Allen, Jul 22, 2007 IP
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    #19
    when there research will be complete google might have already researched that
     
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    #20
    They will have to come up with something real good, Google is untouchable right now.
     
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