“Starnbergers against Google power: How the Open Search Foundation wants to change the internet” | Merkur

In the German daily “Merkur”, Christine Plote and Dr Stefan Voigt, board members of the Open Search Foundation, one of openwebsearch.eu’s project partners, talk about Open Search and the EU project openwebsearch.eu. Read more

Video – Connect University Online Session: “Open Web Search. Boosting Europe’s digital independence and economy”

In a Connect University webinar, Dr. Stefan Voigt (Open Search Foundation and German Aerospace Center/DLR), Prof. Dr. Michael Granitzer (University of Passau and project leader openwebsearch.eu) and Isabell Claus (founder thinkers.ai), moderated by Christine Plote (Open Search Foundation), shed light on the topic of open search and the background and potential of the openwebsearch.eu project.

Furthermore they talked about the motivation and concepts of open web search for Europe, the technical set-up and roadmap of the OpenWebSearch.EU’s project. They also highlighted the possible impact and commercial dimension of an Open Search Ecosystem for Europe’s digital markets.

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TED-Talk “Navigating the Entangled Web”: Dr. Tim Smith of CERN explains the benefits of Open Web Search

Dr. Tim Smith, head of Collaboration and Information Services at CERN, one of OpenWebSearch.EU’s project partners, gives an overview of Internet search and its downsides in his TED Talk at Tedxverbier.ch. In his talk, he uses examples from physics to illustrate the necessity of an open web index.

Among other things, he discusses CERN’s flagship, the LEC (Large Electron-Positron Collider), and uses this measuring instrument to illustrate how quickly false reports spread on the internet. We are pleased that he, as an employee of CERN, highlights the advantages and benefits of our open web search project in his lecture.

His powerful message: “The world needs to act collectively now as a connected community to solve the catastrophic challenges that humankind is facing.”

 

TED-Talk “Navigating the Entangled Web” by Dr. Tim Smith (CERN) in Verbier.

“Another attempt to create a European Google: the Czech Republic joins OpenWebSearch ” | Lupa.cz

“In Europe, more plans are afoot to create a local web search engine that would weaken the dominant Google. In September, the OpenWebSearch project was set in motion, involving fourteen European research and supercomputing centres. Among them is the Czech national supercomputing centre IT4Innovations in Ostrava. However, Germany holds the majority role in the project.”

Read the full article “Další pokus o vytvoření evropského Googlu: do OpenWebSearch se zapojuje i Česko” at Lupa.cz:
https://www.lupa.cz/clanky/dalsi-pokus-o-vytvoreni-evropskeho-googlu-do-openwebsearch-se-zapojuje-i-cesko/

“Europe builds its own internet search engine” | OI Canadian

OI Canadian | 21 September 2022

“The OpenWebSearch.EU project is working on a European alternative to Google in the field of online search To foster an open and human-centric search engine market”

Read the full article at OI Canadian:
https://oicanadian.com/the-openwebsearch-eu-project-is-working-on-a-european-alternative-to-google-in-the-field-of-online-search-to-foster-an-open-and-human-centric-search-engine-market/

OpenWebSearch.EU has officially kicked-off | Media Release

OpenWebSearch.EU has kicked-off with a consortium meeting in Berlin. 46 participants got together in a hybrid meeting format to exchange ideas and make plans for the successful execution of the project. The meeting was hosted by DLR-PT in a new building in Berlin-Südkreuz.

The opening session was kicked off by greetings from Dieter Kranzmüller (BADW-LRZ), Uwe Heitmann from DLR-PT, and Jorge Gasos and Stergios Tsiafoulis from DG CONNETC. The warm welcome of the guests gave an energetic basis for the following interactive gathering.

“The kick-off with its interactive sessions are of great value for project progress. The in-person meeting format was a big help for knowledge exchange, requirement gathering, and expectation sharing. It was great to see all participants working so very motivated and actively contributing to lively discussions and break-out sessions” says Dr. Megi Sharikadze, Lead of the LRZ Research Coordination and Support Team.

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“Europe builds its own internet search engine” | Tiroler Tageszeitung

Tiroler Tageszeitung | 28 August 2022

“The European answer to Google and Co. should be more open and at the same time better protect privacy. Austrian researchers are also involved.
Google, Microsoft Bing, Baidu, Yandex – the search for information on the internet is dominated by only a few private providers. With the support of the EU’s Horizon Europe funding programme, a European alternative to the market-dominating providers is to be developed. 14 research and computing centres in Europe are working on the large-scale project – from Austria, the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at TU Graz is involved, the university announced.”

Read the full article at Tiroler Tageszeitung (German):
https://www.tt.com/artikel/30830068/europa-bastelt-sich-seine-eigene-internet-suchmaschine

“EU researchers want to revolutionise search on the internet” | Niederösterreichische Nachrichten

Niederösterreichische Nachrichten | 24 August 2022

“Google, Microsoft Bing, Baidu,Yandex – the search for information on the internet is dominated by only a few private providers. With the support of the EU’s Horizon Europe funding programme, a European alternative to the market-dominating providers is to be developed. 14 research and computing centres in Europe are working on the large-scale project – from Austria, the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at TU Graz is involved, the university announced on Wednesday …”

Read full article “” (German): https://www.noen.at/in-ausland/suchmaschinen-eu-forscher-wollen-suche-im-internet-revolutionieren-deutschland-forschung-online-medien-software-steiermark-333598881

“Digital sovereignty: EU project for independent web searching” | alphagalileo

Article on AlphaGalileo (paywall):
https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/224269?returnurl=https://www.alphagalileo.org/en-gb/Item-Display/ItemId/224269

“Searching the Internet – European researchers want to break Google monopoly” | Kronenzeitung

Kronenzeitung | 24 August 2022

“Google, Microsoft Bing, Baidu, Yandex – the search for information on the internet is dominated by a few private providers. Google in particular has a near-monopoly with more than 87 per cent market share on smartphones. With the support of the EU’s Horizon Europe funding programme, a European alternative to these market-dominating providers is now to be developed. Fourteen research and computing centres in Europe are working on the large-scale project – the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at Graz University of Technology is involved from Austria.”

Read the full article “Suche im Internet Europäische Forscher wollen Google-Monopol brechen” (German):
https://www.krone.at/2791083