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Wikipedia Pages New On Amazon In a Shadowy Way

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 3 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Last month, e-commerce marketplace Amazon.com launched a relatively unnoticed new feature that brings content from Wikipedia pages to its own servers in a shadowy new project that appears to be called "Shopping Enabled Wikipedia Pages." Hosted on the Amazon.com domain, they replicate Wikipedia's content but have added links to where a book can be purchased on Amazon. Amazon representative Anya Waring told CNET when asked via e-mail. "As of November, we have rolled out in the books category, however [it] will be expanding to new categories in 2011." If average Joe scrape Wiki and add affiliate links to it, Google will remove and punish the domains with duplicate pages. Apparently, Facebook are in the same boat. Now is the time to see how biased Google really is!"

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