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Andy Atkins-Krger is covering the Search Engine Strategies conference in Paris this week and today quotes Francois Bourdoncle, CEO and founder of France-based search engine Exalead in the opening keynote of Search Engine Strategies Paris as saying . “We’re all helping to create the Google monster” and calls the major search engines the “Walmarts of the digital world.”

Bourdoncle also has thoughts about the Google, Yahoo MSN Sitemaps collaboration: “The sitemaps specification is not nice and open and it is not nice and closed”. He believes the initiative aims to close the door to new entrants to the market place.

I guess this guy’s trying hard to stand out by being critical when what he should be focusing on is what, if any, positive advantages new search technologies will bring consumers.

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