Wikipedia founder to start Wikiasari search engine

Posted on Sunday, Dec 24 2006 @ 14:49 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
News leaked that the founder of Wikipedia will soon unveil a search engine called Wikiasari. This search engine may become a rival to Google and Yahoo.

The search engine will use the same user-based technology as Wikipedia and it will be launched in Q1 2007 in cooperation with Amazon.

The name Wikiasari sounds a bit weird, they got the name from 'wiki' which is Hawaiian for quick and 'asari', a Japanese word that means rummaging search. So Wikiasari means something like 'Making quick thorough searches'.

Fortunately Wikiasari.com won't be the only domain name for this search engine. A more easier-to-type-in Wikia.com is also available.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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