Week In Tech History – 7-20-09 – Google Knol Debuts


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It was the system that would rival the Wiki world. launched a Beta of their online knowledge system called “”. It was a lot like , except this system would have online advertising. The advantage (at least that some would call): contributors had an opportunity to actually make money off their knowlegde.

Knol stands for “A unit of Knowledge”. It was in Beta until January 2009

Other items in Tech History this week:

  • IBM Goes Open Source – Sort of.
  • Google and were rumored to be in talks
  • joins Yahoo’s
  • Trans Atlantic TV Broadcast with host Walter Cronkite.
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