How Wolfram Alpha Compares to Google, Wikipedia (PC Magazine via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

In just a few days’ time, college students and amateur researchers will gain a new resource: Wolfram Alpha, which sits somewhere between Google and Wikipedia as a Web almanac or research tool. We asked Wolfram co-founder to explain Alpha’s nuances, and took it for a test drive.

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A New (Fighter) Jet for Google?s Founders? (New York Times)

Monday, October 27th, 2008

A company controlled by Google?s top executives, including its billionaire founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, appears to have added a new plane to its well-equipped fleet: a fighter jet, or more precisely a Dornier Alpha Jet. According to Wikipedia, the Alpha Jet is a a light attack jet and advanced trainer aircraft manufactured by Dornier of Germany and Dassault-Breguet of France.

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Wikipedia founder aims to break Google stranglehold (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

Watch out Google — Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales hopes that Wikia Search, a project he spearheads, will break Google’s domination as the world’s most widely used Internet search engine.

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Iteration # 419: Is Google a Content Company? (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The familiar and at-times tiresome argument: it Google a content company and is it competing against the very content partners that use its services? This time the culprit is the newly launched Wikipedia-challenger Knol, and the argument is whether Google will give preferential treatment in its search to articles within Knol, vs similar topics from other competing sites.

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Google launches rival to Wikipedia (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Google has launched its own version of communally constructed online encyclopedia Wikipedia, which consistently ranks among the most visited websites in the world.

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