Google takes Kayak by surprise, named as key competitor
Some folk in Connecticut, US, will be scratching their heads as feverishly as they are digging their way through the snow this weekend after Google named the metasearch firm Kayak on its list of competitors.
The Norwalk, CT-based company was named in Google’s 2009 Annual Report – filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 12 2010 – alongside the likes of Monster, eBay and Amazon.
This is the first time that Google has named vertical search companies as competitors, normally only reserving such flattery for software and search companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo.
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