I was checking out some web sites for a presentation at Internet Librarian International and found this message at the Accoona site:
"Dear Accoona search users,
Due to an overwhelmingly competitive search market, Accoona.com and Accoona.cn will no longer be active.
We thank you for your previous support.
Guess I won’t be mentioning them in London at the conference. Just goes to show how good technology doesn’t always translate into reliable and sustainable businesses.