Analysis of As a Search Engine



Founded in 1996, is a "smart" metasearch engine that runs your query through multiple search engines. Today, seems to be a dead search engine. owned by Mark Cuban used to be a prominent website but in the past years has completely died.

Recently, was bought buy Copernic Inc., a company based in Quebec that specializes in web search technology.

The History of was launched in 1996 by Herman Tumurcuoglu in Montreal, Canada. was one of the web's first tier 2 metasearch engines. Essentialy what that means is searches other search engines for relevant information and then returns that information back to the user. Sold

On December 22, 2005, was acquired by Copernic Inc.


On November 17, 2008, the SEC announced that it had charged Mark Cuban, one of the main investors of, with insider trading. It was alleged that he directed his broker to sell his entire 600,000 shares of stock in the company to avoid losses in excess of $750,000 based on insider information.

Its Doom

On June 30, 2009, Copernic Inc. sold to Empresario, a privately owned digital media network. This sale marked the end of the existence of

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