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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Wikia Death Proves Google Is Search-Startup Killer   —  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' open source, human-powered Google killer died a quiet death Tuesday, making Wikia.com the latest object lesson in the futility of trying to unseat Google as the king of search engines.
Apr 3, 2009, 8:00 PMIn context
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Wales giving up on Wikia Search   —  Wikia is announcing on Tuesday that it is closing the Wikia Search product.  The service was intended to be a user-generated search engine, through which users could influence the rankings of results for all other users.  —  Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikia …
Mar 31, 2009, 12:05 PMIn context
Royal Pingdom:
Wikia Search is having severe website problems   —  Wikia Search, the Web search engine from Wikia, Inc. has been having recurring problems with their website since 2 p.m. EST on Monday (December 1).  —  One third of the requests to the website result in a HTTP 503 server error message (service unavailable).
Dec 3, 2008, 1:05 PMIn context
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jimmy Wales: The New Wikia Search API “Is Like Facebook Apps For Search Results.”   —  Jimmy Wales is opening up the Wikia Search engine to anyone who wants their own data or application to show up in results.  Called Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions (WISE), it lets developers create search results based on certain keywords or rules.
Oct 8, 2008, 12:15 AMIn context
Dan Lewis / Wikia Search Blog:
Introducing Wikia Evolution   —  One of our core values at Wikia Search is Community.  We want everyone to be able to participate in the Wikia Search project.  That's why we are proud to introduce Wikia Evolution, our new Firefox toolbar.  You can download it here, or via Mozilla's Firefox Add-On Library.
Aug 6, 2008, 4:05 PMIn context
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google creates a new market and wreaks havoc on another   —  When they first announced it, I was certain Knol was simply a way for Google steal some of the attention away from Wikia search — and I'm still sure that's what was actually happening.  Google doesn't normally pre-announce applications months in advance.
Jul 24, 2008, 6:00 PMIn context
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News.com:
Scour pays you to search, improve results   —  Scour is a search tool that blends results from Google, Yahoo, and MSN together in one stream.  You can hot-swap between the three, or break out any single result into another search.  If you come across a bad result, or one you think should go above the others …
Jul 11, 2008, 9:25 PMIn context
InfoWorld:
Jimmy Wales unimpressed with Powerset's Wikipedia search   —  As startups and established players strive to develop Google-killer search technology, conceptual differences in their approaches make for interesting discussion.  —  Case in point: Jimmy Wales' Wikia Search and rival Powerset …
Jun 4, 2008, 6:40 PMIn context
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Jimmy Wales: Wikia Search Finally Doesn't Suck   —  Wikia Search is finally ready to play with.  Jimmy Wales admits that up until now his company's project to apply the wiki concept to search: … We agree.  But today, Wikia Search is beginning to suck a lot less.
Jun 3, 2008, 11:50 AMIn context
Rafe Needleman / Webware.com:
Wikia Search launches the hackable search engine   —  This morning, Wikia is rolling out cool features on the controversial Wikia Search engine (previous review).  —  Starting today, if you do a search on the engine and don't like the results, you'll be able to change them.
Jun 3, 2008, 11:10 AMIn context

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