Google has acquired Metaweb Technologies, a five-year-old San Francisco startup that maintains a massive open database that details all sorts of real-world stuff in an effort to "build a smarter, more connected Internet." According to a Google blog post, it sees the Metaweb database — dubbed Freebase — as a path to a kind of …
Good to see that Google
is not resting on its laurels (which admittedly are many) in the search engine field. In addition to algorithms which rely mainly on current search-entry usage, ones which connect seemingly disparate inquiries would represent a significant step forward in search technology. This type of cooperation with innovative startups bodes well for Google's future....
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