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March 31, 2009

Wikia Search To Be No More (for now)

The economic downturn has claimed another tech victim.  This time it's Wikia Search, the open search engine started by Jimmy Wales.  Given the lack of users and contributors, it became untenable to pour resources into it.  It seems as if most people are satisfied with Google and the others.  Wikia Search didn't penetrate the way Wikipedia did.  Then again, none of other so-called Google killers did either.  Wales has said he may start the project up again when the economy improves.  More in TechCrunch.

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