Dogpile Search Engine Gets $5M to Search for Dogs

CBS News — (AP) The search engine that helped solve the dog-pile scandal at Hotels.com and its sister site Travelocity is getting $5 million to help its algorithms find people who are searching for dogs.

The search engine’s board of directors announced the deal Thursday with New York City-based Internet marketing firm Hotels International.

The board of Directors voted unanimously to award the money to the firm, which had already worked on the Dogpiles scandal.

The Dogpiled search engine has been accused of being a front for Hotels and Travelocity, both of which have been hit by a massive data breach.

The company has not said whether it has any new evidence to suggest that it is not responsible for the data breach, but the scandal has tarnished its image.

The company has been criticized for its high fees and a poor customer service record.