New Search Engine Coming from Wikipedia Founder

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told the Times of London he will launch a search engine with Amazon.com. The search engine called ‘Wikiasaria’ will use the same user-based technology as Wikipedia. The search engine will be developed through Wikia Inc. in San Mateo, California. A provisional launch is planned for the first quarter of 2007,

Wikiasari gets its name from “wiki,” Hawaiian for “quick,” and “asari,” Japanese for “rummaging search.”