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Google v. Wikiasari smackdown

by ddubb / March 18, 2007 7:46 PM PDT

Jimmy Wales v Eric Schmidt

Wisdom of crowds v wisdom of mysterious algorithmnists

GOOG - buy, sell or hold?

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Trends: Buy
by tcardone05 / March 19, 2007 11:53 AM PDT

BUY, look at the trend. It's going straight up for at least another year.

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So Wales no threat to Google future?
by ddubb / March 21, 2007 7:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Trends: Buy

"Jimmy Wales, the St. Petersburg resident behind online encyclopedia Wikipedia, is breaking from his normally inconspicuous tendencies. He's on the cover of Fast Company magazine's April issue, behind the headline "Google's Worst Nightmare." As detailed in a St. Petersburg Times story in January, Wales and his for-profit Silicon Valley spin-off, Wikia, are working on a search engine to challenge the behemoth that is Google. Among his ideas: Rely on volunteers (like Wikipedia does), be transparent about how search results are garnered (that's Wales' main beef with Google) and team up with other small search engines. But for all his plans, Wales professes nonchalance. "As long as it's fun, I don't care," he told Fast Company."

I wouldn't overestimate Google's invincibility. On a philosophical level I think Google is untenable. If Wales succeeds, his approach may be what shows the emperor with no clothes.

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