Most of us would agree a ‘brand’ has an influence on the liking of a product. Ask anyone ‘Which search engine works for you the best?”, the obvious answer you expect to hear is ‘Google of course’.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he is putting the building blocks in place for a community-developed Web search service that would rival search engines such as Google or Yahoo. Wikia, has acquired Grub.org, a pioneering Web crawler that will enable Wikia’s forthcoming search service to scour the Web to index relevant sites. Grub is a revolutionary distributed computing platform, capable of efficiently crawling the web from a large number of diverse client machines and performing any kind of page-level analysis, using otherwise unused bandwidth and compute cycles.