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Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

By 19 January 2011

Jimmy Wales looks exactly like his picture. Any of Wikipedia’s 400 million readers would recognise the site’s founder as he sits across a coffee table from Pocket-lint on a wet afternoon in a ground floor office space in East London. There’s the... >>

Wikia Search has officially launched

Wikia Search has officially launched

By 7 January 2008

The Wikia Search project, which is now live and can be found at http://www.wikia.com/, officially launched in alpha form on Monday 7 January following a brief private testing period. In addition to executing basic search queries, users can also do traditional... >>

Wikia search engine launch confirmed

Wikia search engine launch confirmed

By 4 January 2008

The launch of a search engine to rival Google is set for 7th January, according to online reports. Details about Wikia Search, designed by the same team as the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, first appeared in the news in 2006. However, it seems that the... >>

Wikia to rival Google, Yahoo with open-source search engine

Wikia to rival Google, Yahoo with open-source search engine

By 30 July 2007

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has announced that he is putting plans into force to create a Google-rivaling community-developed web search service. Wikia, Wales' ad supported start-up, has bought Grub, a web crawler that will search the web for... >>