Wiki To Take On Google?

Wikipedia co-founder, Jimmy Wales, has plans for an open source search engine that he believes will rise up to challenge Google.  Considering the dominance Google has in the online search field, it seems like Mr. Wales is taking on a monumental task.
“Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said on Friday he is putting the building blocks in place for a community-developed Web search service that would rival search engines such as Google or Yahoo.

Wales told a conference of software developers in Portland, Oregon, that his commercial start-up, Wikia, has acquired Grub, a pioneering Web crawler that will enable Wikia's forthcoming search service to scour the Web to index relevant sites.”
There’s no word yet about Microsoft offering to back the new venture.  Such an announcement could be forthcoming, especially considering Steve Balmer’s alleged distaste for Google.

Tags:  Google, wiki, googl, GOOG, K
Via:  Reuters
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