Wikimedia is NOT building a search engine, even though it really sounds like they are


Many SEOs speculate about a "Google Killer;" a search engine that is able to gain more market share than Google. Bing and Duck Duck Go are gaining market share, but neither is shaping up to overthrow Google any time soon. Thus, many think a Google Killer will stem from another property.

Cross Wikimedia off your list. The company announced yesterday that they have no plans for building a search engine or competing with Google. However, their new Knowledge Engine will "democratize the discovery of media, news and information" which may some day impact the web search environment.

Do you believe a Google Killer is currently in development? Do you think the technology in the Knowledge Engine will one day impact web search?