Google looks to take on Wikipedia
Google is branching out again. This time, they have launched a competitor to Wikipedia. Google has launched Google Knol. Google opened the service to a “public beta” in July 2009 with a few hundred articles. Since then, their database of articles has gradually grown. Its hard to say whether this will be a Wikipedia-killer or not. However, Google will supposedly be verifying that individual accounts are legitimate before allowing permission to create new articles.