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It was the system that would rival the Wiki world. Google launched a Beta of their online knowledge system called “Knol”. It was a lot like Wikipedia, 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 Digg were rumored to be in talks
- Carl Icahn joins Yahoo’s Board of Directors
- Trans Atlantic TV Broadcast with host Walter Cronkite.