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The Internet

+ - Jimmy Wales introduces Search Application Framewor

Submitted by KingJawa
KingJawa writes: Jimmy Wales' search project takes another page from the Wikipedia playbook, allowing anyone to plug into the search results. His new search application framework is "like Facebook Apps For Search Results", per an interview with TechCrunch. Anyone can build a search app which resides on Wikia Search with the application framework. How long before we see a muxtape application? Or a (gasp) goatse one?
Robotics

+ - The All-Robot Baseball Team

Submitted by KingJawa
KingJawa writes: Baseball season is starting this week, and nerds across the globe yawn. But rest assured, the game gets better when you have an all-robot All-Star team. R2D2 as catcher, the requisite Bender appearance, and even a paranoid android to round out the managerial staff.
The Media

+ - Wikipedia Founder Introduces Open Source Wiki Mags

Submitted by KingJawa
KingJawa writes: Wikipedia blew away Encyclopedia Brittanica, but can the model be used to upset the magazine industry? Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, thinks so. His company, Wikia, today announced three open-source magazine-style sites where users can write about news, opinion and gossip — one magazine wiki each for politics, entertainment, and local interests. Each open-source magazine hands total editorial control to the readers, allowing them to read, write, edit, and dictate the editorial feel for each topic.

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