Clinton Stumps for Newest Search Engine

By Shelley Solheim  |  Posted 2004-12-13

Ex-president Bill Clinton last week delivered the keynote address at the launch of a new business-focused search engine at

"When I became president in January of 1993, there were a grand total of 50 sites. When I left, there were 50 million, and now theres a countless number, which makes the work of Accoona all the more important," said Clinton at the Tavern on the Green restaurant here.

The search engine aims to help users find information about businesses, such as location and contact data, said Accoona Chairman Eckhard Pfeiffer, former chief executive of Compaq.

Accoona partnered with China Daily Information, the largest English-language Web site in China. Accoonas database has searchable information on some 5 million Chinese companies, Pfeiffer said. The site includes an option to search by "business profile," a feature to help users target their searches to find business-specific information in Accoonas database. Accoona derives its name from the Swahili phrase "Hakuna Matata," or "no worries," a phrase popularized by Disneys film "The Lion King."

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