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People-Powered Search Engine Mahalo Cranks Up the Crowdsourcing

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 02

Since it launched two years ago, the self-described human-powered search engine Mahalo has relied upon a staff of real editors, sometimes working with paid freelancers, to organize search results. That’s…

Google Launches Knol for All (Just Don’t Call It a Wikipedia Killer)

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 23

When I wrote about Google’s announcement of Knol last December, I said it wasn’t the Wikipedia killer many people were rushing to call it. One reason was that Knol, which…

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