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  1. How the Semantic Web Changes Everything for Search

    In buying Wavii, a natural language processing business, and Waze, a business with reams of data on local traffic and by plugging into the CIA World Factbook, Freebase and Wikipedia and other information sources, Google has begun delivering in...

  2. Can Google be Trusted to Do No Evil?

    Adding properties like Freebase and Frommer's to their collection handled some of that, but not enough. Not long after Google+ was launched, I came to the conclusion that Google didn't build it as just another entry into the social arena.

  3. Being a Super Villain Just Got Easier with Bing Snapshots

    Like Google, Bing Snapshots are primarily pulling data from Wikipedia and Freebase. It's interesting because Freebase is owned by Google now, but the core service remains free and open - so much so that Bing is allowed to use it despite tension...

  4. Google Goes Batty with Horror Movie Easter Egg

    If you haven't noticed them already, Google really want you to notice their freebase results which makes the search engine a bit more like Wolfram Alpha and Siri. There is more Halloween fun to be had on Google aside from the Haunted House doodle.

  5. Spotlight Keynote With Matt Cutts #SESSF

    Later during the keynote, Cutts encouraged the audience to do a search for Freebase to understand it. Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts was the headline attraction this morning as SES San Francisco 2012 Day 2 kicked off.

  6. SEO & Personalization: An Evolving Relationship

    Nearly two years ago Google bought Freebase, a community-built knowledge base featuring 12 million relational entities. Wait, it was kind of already here, so now is it “totally” here? It’s often hard to dissect how far we are into personalization...

  7. Google Building Search Turbo With Metaweb Buy

    Metaweb maintains Freebase, a "free and open database of over 12 million things, including movies, books, TV shows, celebrities, locations, companies and more," Menzel wrote. Freebase says the same, and yet there's a slight discrepancy there with...

  8. Powerset's First Integrations with Live Search

    Freebase Answers Live Search wanted to include more of Live Search Answers, so they made use of Freebase, an open, shared database and something Powerset incorporates in its search. Microsoft acquired semantic search company Powerset earlier this...

  9. Highlights from the SEW Blog: Mar. 12, 2007

    Freebase: the Next Google-Killer or Over-Hyped Start-Up? This time it's Metaweb Technologies' plans to create a semantic Web database, to be called Freebase, which founder Danny Hillis envisions as "a centralized repository that is more like a...

  10. Search Headlines & Links: Mar. 9, 2007

    Freebase: the Next Google-Killer or Over-Hyped Start-Up? This time it's Metaweb Technologies' plans to create a semantic Web database, to be called Freebase, which founder Danny Hillis envisions as "a centralized repository that is more like a...

  11. Freebase: the Next Google-Killer or Over-Hyped Start-Up?

    In today's story, "Start-Up Aims for Database to Automate Web Searching," the NYT covers Metaweb Technologies' plans to create a semantic Web database, to be called Freebase, which founder Danny Hillis envisions as "a centralized repository that...