Google acquires search start-up

Google has acquired Kaltix, a search technology start-up. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Google has acquired Kaltix, a search technology start-up. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Kaltix is a developer of context-sensitive and personalised search offerings designed to speed information search on the web. The start-up had been in existence only since June. Google intends to continue the development of Kaltix's search technologies. 

Google is moving to fortify its search offerings, as competition in the web search arena has heated up. Yahoo is in the process of acquiring paid search provider Overture Services. The deal, which was first announced in July, is worth about $1.63bn. 

Microsoft is also developing a revamped MSN Search product, which the company plans to pit against Google. Microsoft's MSN Search uses search technology from Inktomi, which was acquired by Yahoo earlier this year.

Cathleen Moore writes for InfoWorld

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