"Declaring that Internet search is currently broken, Wikipedia
co-founder Jimmy Wales is trying to fix it. And he wants your
"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
"With the community-driven, open-source search engine, Wales is
hoping to transform Internet search, which he describes as
currently dominated by a few large companies operating under a
cloak of secrecy with virtually no accountability for how results
are served up or pages are ranked..."
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