Google Acquire Metaweb and Freebase

Jessica Thornsby

Google have announced they have acquired Metaweb.

Metaweb maintain Freebase, a database of over twelve million movies, books, TV shows, celebrities, locations, companies and more. At the announcement, Google claim they plan to keep Freebase open and free, but will be investing in further developing Freebase.

“We believe that by improving Freebase, it will be a tremendous resource to make the web richer for everyone,” reads the announcement.

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