Wiki

Thing Labs Acquires Birdfeed, Wikirank to Add to Brizzly

Thing Labs has acquired two “passion projects” from former Apple and Google developers to expand social web aggregator Brizzly. Birdfeed, a premium Twitter app, will become the free Brizzly for iPhone app; and Wikirank, a visualization for Wikipedia data from Small Batch, will help illustrate data.

Lack Of Funding Forces WikiLeaks To Shut Down

Some free content really doesn’t pay: WikiLeaks.org, the nonprofit whistleblower site that hosts leaked documents, closed down this month, d…

Wikipedia Will Offer User-Edited Video Clips

It’s almost an after-thought when you realize that Wikipedia doesn’t have any online video. But better late than never. The online user-edit…

Amazon Invests In Online Cooking Site Foodista

The value of Amazon.com’s private investments may have fallen by 64 percent last quarter, but that hasn’t stopped the online retailer from i…

Google: Algorithms Aren't the Only Answer

Google has pulled back the curtain on a new feature that until now has been in restricted beta: the addition of wiki-style functions in standard search results. In many ways, Google is taking the same principles that power a site like Digg and applying them to search. So will these new wiki-style functions be subject to rampant gaming and manipulation? Of course.

TradeVibes Gets $900k For Startup Database

TradeVibes, a Mountain View, CA-based wiki for info on startups, has raised a $900,000 seed round, says VentureBeat. Investors include Ron C…

PBwiki Secures $2.1 Milion In Funding

Wiki hosting site PBwiki has received $2 million in funding from Mohr Davidow Ventures, as well as an additional $100,000 from previous inve…

Wiki Hosting Firm PBWiki Gets Angel Money

PBWiki, a Wiki tool maker based in has raised $350,000 in angel money, from Seraph (an angel group), Chris Yeh (Symphoniq) and Ron Conway (p…

So many words, so little said

John Battelle pointed me to this piece by Seth Goldstein, who in previous life ran an Internet consultancy and then a research…