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Wikipedia founder pulls the plug on search project
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By Jose Vilches, TechSpot.com Wikipedia has been one of the most successful endeavors in the history of the Internet, but its crowd-sourcing nature apparently doesn’t apply well to web searches as founder Jimmy Wales has now pulled the plug on Wikia ...


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Wikipedia kills Google rival
PC Advisor, UK
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia has closed its search engine Wiki Search, which it had hoped would rival Google. Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, made the announcement in his blog, saying that Wikia Search, which launched in January 2008 , failed to ...


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Wikipedia kills Google rival
ComputerworldUK, UK
By Juan Carlos Perez Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has closed its search engine Wiki Search, which it had hoped would rival Google. Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, made the announcement in his blog, saying that Wikia Search, which launched in ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons search
BBC News, UK
Wikia Search, a project created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales with the aim of creating a community-led search engine, has been ditched. He announced the decision to "close the doors" on the project in a blog post. Wikia Search "has not been enjoying ...


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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Declares Wikia Search Dead
eWeek, NY
By Nicholas Kolakowski Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that Wikia Search, a community-based search engine, is officially shutting down. Unlike Google, whose search relies on algorithms, user ratings and input determined the results ranking in ...


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Wikipedia founder pulls plug on search startup
SmartBrief, DC
Wikia Search, which was launched 15 months ago by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as a user-driven would-be rival to search giant Google, is no more. Wales, in a blog posting, said the site had been shuttered but that at some point he would revisit the ...


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Wikipedia Founder Wales Kills Wikia Search
PC Magazine
by eWEEK Staff While Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales may have cared deeply about wiki-based search, the Internet didn't. On March 31, Wales took down Wikia Search, a community-based search engine that relied on user participation to rank results, ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons search
Herald de Paris, France
By Wire News Sources on April 1, 2009 Wikia Search, a project created by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales with the aim of creating a community-led search engine, has been ditched. He announced the decision to "close the doors" on the project in a blog ...


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Wikipedia Founder Announces Shutdown of Wikia Social Search
Digitaltrends.com, OR
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales has announced community-driven Wikia Search will be shutting down, although other Wikia operations will keep going. Jimmy Wales is best known for his role in founding Wikipedia—and for bringing some controversy to the foundation ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Economic Times, India
SAN FRANCISCO: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Brisbane Times, Australia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
The Age, Australia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
WA today, Australia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google challenge
Ninemsn, Australia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Ninemsn, Australia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
AFP
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) — Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Indiatimes, India
SAN FRANCISCO: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Times of the Internet, Ohio
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
France24, France
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Maktoob, United Arab Emirates
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
SAN FRANCISCO – Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world’s addiction to Google’s Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
MSN Indonesia, Indonesia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Channel News Asia, Singapore
SAN FRANCISCO: Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday ...


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Wikipedia abandons Google challenge
Ninemsn, Australia
Wikia Search - designed to compete with Google - has been axed by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Toowoomba Chronicle, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Lismore Northern Star, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Whitsunday Times, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Mackay Daily Mercury, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Daily Examiner, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Ballina Shire Advocate, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Gold Coast Mail, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Fraser Coast Chronicle, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Tweed Daily News, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia scraps Google challenge
Ipswich Queensland Times, Australia
WIKIPEDIA founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
MSN Indonesia, Indonesia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia abandons Google search challenge
Total Telecom, UK
Founder Jimmy Wales shutters Wikia Search service amid downturn to divert further resources to entertainment, gaming initiatives. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales abandoned the foundering Wikia Search project, started in January 2008 in an attempt to ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
AsiaOne, Singapore
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
Haveeru Online, Maldives
SAN FRANCISCO - Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
PhysOrg.com, VA
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder ditches search engine plans
Netimperative, UK
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has pulled the plug on his search engine Wikia Search. The Wikia Search project launched in 2006, aiming to create a community-led search engine. The service went live in 2008, letting anyone rate and filter its ...


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Wikipedia founder kills Wikia Search
CBC.ca, Canada
The founder of Wikipedia has pulled the plug on a community-driven search tool designed to compete with Google and Yahoo and other search engines. Wikia Search was launched last January with the lofty aim of creating a new search engine that, ...


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Wikipedia gives up Google challenge
MyADSL, South Africa
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's Internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia founder pulls plug on search experiment
Globe and Mail, Canada
AP NEW YORK — The dream of bringing the same collaborative approach to the search engine that Wikipedia brought to the online encyclopedia will have to wait. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he is pulling the plug on the experiment, Wikia Search. ...


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Wikipedia founder abandons Google search challenge
ABC Science Online, Australia
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008, in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shutdown on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia's Wales abandons Google challenge
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia's Wales abandons Google challenge
Brisbane Times, Australia
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the floundering Wikia Search project, launched in January 2008 in an attempt to break the world's addiction to Google's internet search service. The Wikia Search service was shut down on Wednesday. ...


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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales Declares Wikia Search Dead
Tectonic, South Africa
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that Wikia Search, a community-based search engine, is officially shutting down. Unlike Google, whose search relies on algorithms, user ratings and input determined the results ranking in Wikia Search. ...


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Wikipedia Abandons Wikia Search Engine It cannot compete with Google
Softpedia, Romania
By Tudor Vieru, Science Editor Despite being launched only 14 months ago, the Wikia search engine project has now been abandoned by Jimmy Wales, the founder of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, on account of the fact that the small engine could ...


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Wikipedia founder pulls plug on search engine
Akron Beacon Journal, OH
AP The dream of bringing the same collaborative approach to the search engine that Wikipedia brought to the online encyclopedia will have to wait. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is pulling the plug on the experiment, Wikia Search. In a blog post, ...


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