EU approves German plan to subsidise Internet search engine project

Germany won European Commission approval Thursday to put €120 million into an Internet search system being developed by companies including Bertelsmann and Thomson. The benefit to the public of creating new technologies and putting more cultural material onto the Web outweighs the risk of giving selected companies an unfair advantage via subsidies, the top EU body ruled in Brussels.
http://iht.com/articles/2007/07/19/business/search.php
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2007/07/20/1184559994889.html

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