Monday, November 30, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
WD, Samsung Lead The HDD And SSD Markets
4K Copy Protection Probably Cracked
AMD To Correct GPU Fan Control Issues With New Crimson Drivers
Google Outlines The Gifts We're Searching For This Holiday
Microsoft Launches New Office 365 Enterprise Capabilities, Dynamics CRM 2016 and Introduces PowerApps
BlackBerry is Exiting Asian Country Following Government Pressure
TDK To Buy Semiconductor Factory From Renesas Electronics
Swatch Parners With Visa On Pay-by-the wrist Payments
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > General Computing > Wikiped...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, March 12, 2007
Wikipedia Plans Search Engine

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales announced plans to launch an open source search engine, in an effort to challenge Google and Yahoo.

The news was announced aat a news conference in Tokyo. The new search engine is run through Wikia Inc., a company that seeks to use a similar model to the Wikipedia community-written and edited encyclopedia. Walles said that the company will provide the tools and technology to allow programmers across the Internet to collaborate on the development and testing of a search engine and make the results freely available.

The project is still in the planning stages and Wales expects that the first test version due this year will help programmers spot bugs that occur with real-world usage and speed up the development process.

Amazon is reported to be one of the financial backers for the project, which Wales hopes will launch in the fourth quarter of this year. However, the project is expected to be finalised in 1-2 years.

Wales claimed that the two companies currently dominating web search, Google and Yahoo, operate as closed systems that do not allow users to truly know how rankings are decided.

Wikia's goal is to claim as much as five per cent of the search market, earning the firm a chunk of the multi-billion dollar search advertising market, Wales said.

For more information on the Wikia project visit

Gecube at CeBIT 2007        All News        Samsung Develops World's First Eight-gigabyte Memory Card
Cisco, IBM to Merge Maintenance Services Abroad     General Computing News      EU Takes Aim at Apple Over iTunes

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Wikimedia Files Suit Against NSA Over Mass Surveillance
Wikipedia Tries To Stop Black Hat Paid Editing
Wikipedia Blames Texas PR Firm For Changing Hundernds Of Entries
Wikipedia To Be Encrypted
Wikimedia Foundation Launches Worldwide Travel Guide
WikiMedia Introduces The Wikidata Project
Wikipedia To Go Dark January 18 in Opposition to SOPA
Google Donates $2 million to Wikipedia
Game Over For The Wikia Search Project
Wikipedia Founder Plans New Edition Online Encyclopedia
Wikipedia Considers Locking Out Anonymous Editors

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .