The Real Reason A9 Failed

Chris Langreiter nails the real reason why A9 failed:

A9 could have been interesting if they’d spent their energies on really good product search instead of building yet another kinda pointless meta-search engine.


  1. wrong! product search is a solved problem too. ‘solved’ insofar as the ROI on an N% improvement over froogle, yahoo shopping etc is iffy at best right now. present search apps on the web meet the needs of most users! deal with it.