Jimmy Wales' Wikia Search Project Launches Apps
In the latest of many attempts by a wide variety of players to improve search results beyond Google’s iconic 10 blue links, the community information service Wikia Inc. on Oct. 8 is launching what cofounder Jimmy Wales informally calls “Facebook apps for search.” Officially dubbed WISEApps, for Wikia Intelligent Search Extensions, the platform is a way for both individuals and businesses to create new kinds of search results for a particular keyword. Wales, who also cofounded the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia, launched Wikia Search last January as a project to create an open-source search engine.
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