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Jason Calacanis / Silicon Alley Insider:
Is Google A Content Company?  Of Course It Is.  So What Should Publishers Do?   —  For the past week, I've been fielding calls about Google's new content play, called Knol, “killing” Mahalo.  Knol stands for “unit of Knowledge” and it's a very well-designed Wikipedia/Mahalo style content publishing play.
Jul 28, 2008, 1:25 PMIn context
Aaron Wall / Learn. Rank. Dominate.:
Google Knol - Google's Latest Attack on Copyright   —  Knol Off to a Quick Start  —  One day after Knol publicly launched Wil Reynolds noticed that a Knol page was already ranking.  Danny Sullivan did a further test showing that 33% of his test set of Knol pages were ranking in the first page of search results.
Jul 27, 2008, 3:50 PMIn context
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google creates a new market and wreaks havoc on another   —  When they first announced it, I was certain Knol was simply a way for Google steal some of the attention away from Wikia search — and I'm still sure that's what was actually happening.  Google doesn't normally pre-announce applications months in advance.
Jul 24, 2008, 6:00 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Day After: Looking At How Well Knol Pages Rank On Google   —  We've been assured that just because content sits on Google's Knol site, it won't gain any ranking authority from being part of the Knol domain.  OK, so a day after Knol has launched, how's that holding up?
Jul 24, 2008, 5:10 PMIn context
Amit Agarwal / Digital Inspiration:
The Difference Between Google Knol & Wikipedia Encyclopedia   —  Google today introduced Knol, a Wikipedia style encyclopedia that anyone can edit but with some major differences:  —  a) Wikipedia has one page per topic but that limit is relaxed on Google Knol - multiple authors can write on the same topic at different places.
Jul 24, 2008, 7:50 AMIn context
Danny Sanchez / Journalistopia:
Google's ‘Knol’ is direct challenge to media companies   —  In a June 2006 interview with the LA Times, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked whether Google is a media company or a technology company.  His response: … If today's launch of Google's Knol is any indication, this line of thinking has fundamentally changed.
Jul 24, 2008, 6:05 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired News:
Google Throws Open Rival for Wikipedia — Anon Authors Discouraged   —  Google announced on its official blog Wednesday the debut of Knol, a Wikipedia-like online encyclopedia penned by authoritative sources.  —  Udi Manber loves cartoons.  Not animations, but the single-panel graphics that appear in magazines like The New Yorker.
Jul 23, 2008, 5:50 PMIn context
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Knol, The Monetizable Wikipedia   —  Today Google has launched Knol, its Wikipedia alternative that holds authors accountable for the articles they write.  Each article is created by a team of authors who receive attribution, and are allowed to take part in a rev-share for AdSense ads on their page.
Jul 23, 2008, 4:25 PMIn context
Cedric Dupont / The Official Google Blog:
Knol is open to everyone   —  A few months ago we announced that we were testing a new product called Knol.  Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects.  Today, we're making Knol available to everyone.
Jul 23, 2008, 2:15 PMIn context
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's Knol Launches: Like Wikipedia, With Moderation   —  After six months of testing, Google has formally rolled out Knol, a service designed to let people create pages of knowledge on any topic they choose.  While Google says Knol is not designed to compete with Wikipedia …
Jul 23, 2008, 2:05 PMIn context

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