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Quote Media is to sell Dutch search engine Vinden.nl back to its founder

Quote Media has decided to sell both Vinden.nl and Zoeken.nl back to their original founder Jan-Willem Tusveld following a decision that the sector was not their core business, reports Emerce.

Jan-Willem Tusveld founded Vinden.nl in 1998 selling it later to the investment group Reggeborgh – who then sold it to Quote Media. Vinden.nl is currently the fourth search engine in the Netherlands after Google, Ilse and MSN. Mr. Tusveld has said that he would like to take Vinden.nl ahead of Ilse – the leading Dutch-owned search engine.

Zoeken.nl was created a year ago to bring a new concept of ‘clustering’ meaning that related themes are shown in a list on the left of the page to facilitate the user’s search. It has only come out of beta this month.

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Andy is the CEO of Webcertain. He is a trained linguist with 20 years of experience in international marketing, having helped major brand leaders with their advertising and public relations projects on five continents. Webcertain has been operating multilingual search marketing campaigns for over 15 years and is one of few agencies which only deal with international campaigns; the company doesn't deal in single market projects. Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the world.

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