Singapore Offers Cash Incentives To Build New Search Engine

Singapore launches contest for next-generation search engine from PhysOrg.com reports Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology, and Research is managing a contest to build out “a next-generation multi-media online search engine.”

What I find humorous about the contest is that they expect $100,000 and eight months to be enough time and money to be enough to pull off a major multimedia search engine.

Singapore is not the first country to put government funds into the challenge against Google. Germany has its Project Theseus, France is doing its Project Quaero, and Japan has an effort, too.

Hat tip to Truemors for finding the story..

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