France will continue developing Quaero to help counter American-based search giants like Google and Yahoo. Germany is to start their own search technology project called Theseus.
The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology spokesperson said, “We will still see cooperation but in another form, such as workgroups. But the consortium between the German and French governments is over.”
Past coverage of Quaero:
- Exalead CEO Warns Of “Google Monster” & Closed Yahoo & Microsoft
- Quero’s Web Site Goes into Hiding
- Quaero, the European Developed Multimedia Engine, Gets Press Attention
- France To Fund European Search Engine; Replay Of Boeing-Airbus In The Search World?