New Mobile Search Start-up Focuses on Apps

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  By: Conor Dougherty
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Time for a new paradigm on mobile for finding information: New Mobile Search Start-up Focuses on Apps - https://t.co/FP9FpUoWf5



In a deal that has become Silicon Valley lore, Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and later a venture capitalist, reached an agreement to buy a search engine called Google when it was still basically a research project. The price was under $1 million, but Mr. Khosla, at the time a backer of Excite@Home, the 1990s Internet portal, could not convince Excite’s board to go along.

Now Mr. Khosla is taking another crack at search, backing a mobile search engine called Relcy, which has raised $9 million from Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Relcy, which is focused on apps with an associated action like watching a movie, has been developing its technology for two years but becomes available to the public on Wednesday.

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