Google Buys Metaweb To Bulk Up Search Results


Google says it will also maintain Metaweb’s database—called Freebase—“as a free and open database for the world” and will contribute information to it. No financial terms were released, but the acquisition price was likely substantial. Metaweb had raised $57 million in funding, including $42 million in a second round two and a half years ago. Here’s a video explaining Metaweb’s approach:

 

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