The European Google has no .com website
The european answer to Google? it's called Quaero (I search, in Latin). Quaero will be unveiled in January. I have the awful impression that it's full of hot air ("Say goodbye to text-based search, and welcome multimedia search"). Anyway, the funniest part is that they don't even have the domain name http://www.quaero.com ("High Performance Marketing !"), registered to QUAERO CORP., a North-Carolina company... I think Google may not be really scared by the competition. quaero.net is registered to someone not far from my house. quaero.org redirects to the official website of Quaero, the search engine. It is registered to Vecsys-Research, leading edge speech processing technology.