Monday, November 29, 2004

Mamma Has Plans to Acquire Copernic

From searchenginewatch.com:

Mamma.com, the Montreal-based metasearch engine has signed a letter-of-intent to acquire Copernic.

Copernic, also a Canadian company, offers several desktop and enterprise search apps including Copernic Desktop Search. Here's our review.

Other products Copernic offers include a metasearch client app
(Copernic Agent), a free toolbar that allows you to add any search engine to it with a single click (Copernic Meta Toolbar), and summarization software.

About a month ago Copernic created a seperate company, Conveo Solutions, to market its enterprise search software.

According to the announcement, the plan is to close this transaction in the first quarter of 2005.