Open-source search engine gangs up on Google

2019-03-01 11:15:09

By Paul Marks IF HOPE alone could spawn a world-class search engine, Google would be dead by now. In reality it’s going to take more than faith to topple the search giant, which has pioneered cutting-edge technology and grabbed a “mindshare” that secured it a place in the Oxford English Dictionary. Yet despite the sizeable hurdles ahead, a rebellious group of engineers is hoping to do just that. Led by Wikipedia’s co-founder Jimmy Wales, hundreds of software engineers – ranging from fledgling teenage coders to retired,