Received an email informing me Google is shutting down Knol effective April 30th/May 1st, your knols will be downloadable until October but no longer viewable after next months shutdown.
As part of Google’s prioritization of product efforts, we will be retiring Knol. From now through April 30th, 2012, Knol will work as usual, but we’ve made it easy for you to download your knols to file and/or export them to Wordpress.com. From May 1, 2012 through October 1, 2012, knols will no longer be viewable, but can be downloaded and exported. After that time, knol content will no longer be accessible. We hope that this timeline provides you ample time to transition your content.
Wikipedia wins by TKO. (when knol launched some surmised it was to rival wikipedia)
Hmmm, maybe it was even a tapout, who knows. Google is changing the name of "android market" to "Google Play" now in an apparent attempt to gain inroads into the iTunes market. In other news Bill Gates is jumping into the music biz too with his company Corbis. I wonder if that had anything to do with Google's decision to decry "all hands on play!"