Former Compaq CEO Takes Top Job at Search Company

Eckhard Pfeiffer, the former CEO at Compaq, has been appointed as CEO at new business search engine Accoona.

Accoona, set to launch on Monday evening, is owned by the China Daily Information Company in partnership with the China Communications Corp. Here's what they say about the service (we still haven't used it), "With a database of over 20 million US companies and over 30 million companies worldwide, the user will be able to search for businesses utilizing a large array of criteria: such as Name, Physical Address, Telephone, Fax, Business Description, industry category, company's URL and geographic location." Accoona utilizes an open web crawl along with some proprietary info.