As if they didn’t have enough Data already (They always say they don’t!) Google has acquired Metaweb, a company that maintains Freebase, a open database about over 12 million things in the world of varying topics.
It’s a no brainer really. Google’s main purpose is to Index the web, if not the world. The more Data Google has access to, the better. Metaweb must be happy to work with such a worldwide conglomrate like Google. I Suppose this acquisition makes Metaweb employees Google employees?