Chirac Seeks Search Engine Supremacy
I guess Mr. Chirac doesn't like the idea that two American companies wield such influence not only in France and Europe but around the globe. His response is to help fund a new European search engine Project Quaero, but I wonder if it's too little, too late. dt
By David Litterick in New York 08/31/2005
French president Jacques Chirac yesterday pledged to help fund a new European internet search engine to rival Google and Yahoo as he railed against what he sees as the threat of Anglo-Saxon cultural imperialism.
In a speech in Reims, Mr Chirac said: "We're engaged in a global competition for technological supremacy. In France, in Europe, it's our power that's at stake."