Yahoo! Acquires The Rights To Inquisitor Safari Search Plugin

Posted May 11, 2008

A couple of days ago, Yahoo! announced that they had acquired Inquisitor, a plugin for Apple Safari that is built around search.  The Inquisitor plugin has auto-completion and shows a pull-down pane with search results that are generated as the user is typgin.  Inquisitor recently released version 3 of their plugin.

The financial details were undisclosed.  David Watanabe founded Inquisitor.  Although Watanabe won’t be joining Yahoo!, he will be assisting the search engine company with extending the the plugin beyond its current interface.

“I look forward to assisting Yahoo! in refining and extending the Inquisitor user experience beyond where it is today,” stated Watanabe on the Inquisitor blog. “I truly believe that Inquisitor and its users can only benefit, both from Yahooâ??s resources and attention, and from the product integration possibilities that would have been impossible to pursue on my own.”

Information Source:
[1] Webware: Yahoo acquisition to aid Apple searches