Wikia Search Launches With Google in Its Sight
Declaring that Internet search is currently broken, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is trying to fix it. And he wants your help. After several months of development and acquisitions to assemble the infrastructure needed to build a viable search engine, Wikia Search service goes live today. Wikia Search is a product of Wikia Inc., a for-profit company wholly separate from the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that was founded in 2004 and oversees Wikipedia. Following a brief period of private alpha testing, today's unveiling is billed as a "public alpha release." Wales has freely admitted that today's launch is something of a test drive, and that the application will continue to see substantial modifications and updates.
Will Wales do for search what he did for wikis? Find out at InternetNews.com.