Wikia founder Jimmy Wales has announced that he will be discontinuing the Wikia Search service due to poor popularity. Wales cites slow traffic and disappointing returns as the reason the search service will be stopped.
The search engine allowed users to rate their returns to help further refine search rankings. The search service was imagined as a user-generated search engine. The project will be stopped to help save money in the current harsh economy.
"While I personally believe in the opportunity for free software to make serious inroads into the search space, our project, Wikia Search, has not been enjoying the kind of success that we had hoped," wrote Wales.
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Doc Rivers Gets 5-Year Extension With Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers gave president of basketball operations and head coach Glenn "Doc" Rivers a five-year contract extension on Aug. 27 which runs through the 2018-19 NBA season. It was new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer's first major move since officially purchasing the franchise earlier this month.
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