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Thursday, 29th March 2007

Briefs: Citizendium Launches; Shopping Comparison Engine Partners with Blinkx; InfoNow Will Use Virtual Earth

+ Citizendium Launches
Citizendium, a new web-based user contributed encyclopedia, is now online. Larry Sanger, a co-founder of Wikipedia, is the person in charge.

...aims to improve on that model by adding "gentle expert oversight" and requiring contributors to use their real names.

More on Citizendium soon.
See Also: More Citizendium Coverage

+ Shopping Comparison Site Partners with Blinkx
DinPris offers comparison shopping search for Finland, Norway, Sweden.

+ Microsoft Expands Virtual Earth Reach (via BetaNews)
InfoNow's LocationInsight (used on many retail, bank, etc. websites) will use MS VE. Previously, the service used MapQuest maps.
See Also: Official Announcement ||| Wachovia Bank Locator Powered by InfoNow

+ Microsoft On Poprank And Indexing Objects For Vertical & Web Search (via SEL)


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