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Ambitious Projects Being Reduced By Google
2011-11-23 10:11:33

Google announced yesterday on its corporate blog its third so-called "spring cleaning," stating that it will not continue to pursue seven ambitious projects, including one named "Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal" (RE<C), along with "Knol",  a Wikipedia-like online encyclopedia service, Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters is reporting. “To recap, we´re in the process of shutting down a number of products which haven´t had the impact we´d hoped for, integrating others...

2009-03-13 23:01:00

BestThinking.com launches on Einstein's birthday to bring together the world's best thinkers CARY, N.C., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- BestThinking.com completes two years of development with a public launch on Albert Einstein's birthday. Einstein's passion for new thinking and collaboration is rekindled in BestThinking's plan to bring together acclaimed experts and accomplished laypersons to address the challenges we face as individuals, communities and as a planet. "The impact of knowledge is...

2008-09-24 03:00:15

By Anonymous Google released its Knol product to the public in late July, after months of beta testing. The project is a site that hosts many knols (units of knowledge) written by "topic experts" about a variety of subjects. Through a process called "moderated collaboration," readers can offer suggested edits to a knol, which the author can accept, modify, or reject before these edits are released to the public. According to the official Google blog, "Knols include strong community tools...

2008-08-26 15:00:36

Share your knowledge or learn from others -- Knol it!Google Launches Knol in Arabic as one of the first languages worldwide 26/08/2008. Are you an expert on car racing? The world's foremost football enthusiast? Or do you need to find a reliable article on back pain or on water filtration? Google is today announcing the launch of Knol, a new free tool encouraging people to write articles about the things they know a lot about. So whatever your area of expertise, you can write, share and...

2008-08-26 15:00:36

Google is taking the wraps off an internet encyclopaedia designed to give people a chance to show off - and profit from - their expertise on any topic. The service, dubbed "Knol" in reference to a unit of knowledge, had been limited to an invitation-only audience of contributors and readers. . Now, anyone with a Google login will be able to submit an article and, if they choose, have ads displayed through the internet search leader's marketing system. The contributing author and Google...

2008-08-13 15:00:24

By GILES TURNBULL Google has launched Knol (www.knol.google.com), a new service aimed at people who want to share what they know. It's a bit like writing a new encyclopedia, except that anyone can chip in. And yes, it's a bit like www.wikipedia.com, but with more control. Wikipedia allows anyone to edit any page and is constantly Aghting off vandalism; Knol gives control over each page to its creator. Other people can contribute and add comments, but the creator decides whether...

2008-08-11 09:00:49

By Miguel Helft Type "buttermilk pancakes" into Google, and among the top three or four search results you will find a link to a recipe, complete with a photo of a scrumptious stack, from a site called Knol, which is owned by Google. Google created Knol as a place where experts could share their knowledge on a variety of topics. It hopes to create an encyclopedia built from the contributions of scores of individuals. But while Wikipedia is collectively edited and ad-free, Knol...

2008-08-01 06:00:19

By Anne Flippin Looking for a Web site with lots of pictures and videos of precious creatures? Try cuteoverload.com. We're talking kittens, puppies, gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, baby panda bears, prairie dogs, hedgehogs, bunnies and anything else adorable, be it furry or not. If you're having a stress-filled day, take a moment, click on the link, breathe deeply and drink in the cute. It's difficult to be angry when looking at the little fluffy bun-buns. * A project to "accelerate the...

2008-08-01 00:03:20

By Steve Lawson AFTER eight months in the testing, Google have finally unveiled what they hope is a serious competitor to Wikipedia. The idea behind knol (http://knol.google.com/k#) is that users share their specialised knowledge ("knol" - geddit?) in a wiki format. Each knol is created by an author or team who receive attribution and can insert AdSense ads on their pages to receive a share of the revenue. Any reader can suggest changes to a knol, but edits must first pass through a...


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