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When it was announced, this 2007 Google project to build encyclopaedic articles was seen by some as competition to Wikipedia. The project did not allow anonymous edits and had different policies on authorship and content.

However, the project did not really catch on in a big way, and in November 2011, Google announced they were shutting the project down.

The name of the project is also what Google calls each entry in this project; the name was what they called "a unit of knowledge".

What's the name?

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