there is one faction infuriated with what Google has built and desperate to stop the advancement of the Webmaster Central programs – in particular those portions that require site owners to verify their domains with Google. Who are they? Google’s upstart competition. I won’t talk specifically about the sources of these opinions, but they include more than a few of the major startup players in web search, as well as International engines and stealth-mode operators. What’s the problem? I’ll explain.
- A Slice of German Wikipedia to Be Captured on Paper – New York Times
When someone decides to look something up in Wikipedia, a computer is typically involved. But that may well change. In Germany, a printed collection of Wikipedia articles is being produced for the first time by a major publisher, Bertelsmann.