Blekko, a Silicon Valley startup trying to build a spam-free search engine, is getting some love from Russia.
Yandex, the most popular search engine in Russia, is expressing its affinity with a $15 million investment in Blekko and a commitment to share some of its computing power and other technology with its new U.S. partner. Blekko is getting an additional $15 million from another group consisting mostly of its earlier investors - U.S. Venture Partners, CMEA Capital and PivotNorth Capital
not a native english speaker, but the branding problem must be similar to the open source facebook competitor labeled "diaspora". awkward name with negative connotations. coders aren't marketing experts and such brands will have a hard time getting any traction. dunno why investors dump millions of dollars into a website and don't realize the obvious.