Neeva, as soon as touted as a competitor to Google Search, is closing its search engine neeva.com, co-founders Sridhar Ramaswamy and Vivek Raghunathan have introduced.
Neeva.com will shut down on June 2, says a message on the web site’s homepage.
Why is neeva.com being closed?
Ramaswamy and Raghunathan introduced the choice on Saturday, doing so in an official company blog post. The 2 former Google executives attributed the transfer to a mixture of ‘difficulty in acquiring users,’ and the ‘different economic environment.’
“Throughout this journey, we’ve discovered that it is one thing to build a search engine, and an entirely different thing to convince users of the need to switch to a better choice. Contrary to popular belief, convincing users to pay for a better experience was actually a less difficult problem compared to getting them to try a new search engine in the first place,” they mentioned.
“These headwinds have made it clear that there is no longer a path towards creating a sustainable business in consumer search,” the co-founders added.
Neeva was based in 2019 as an ad-free, privacy-focused search engine.
In response to Ramaswamy and Raghunathan, there’ll now be a shift to a ‘new area of focus.’ For individuals who have subscribed to Neeva Premium, its $4.95 ( ₹410) month-to-month plan, a refund shall be issued for the unsued portion of the subscription. Additionally, all person knowledge is being deleted; Apple customers should click on here for his or her refund.
Individuals can get extra info from these FAQs on the closure.