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Student government provides a necessary voice - The Asbury Collegian

On Wednesday, Tim Shell handed me the official Asbury Student Congress (ASC) gavel, marking my entry into the position of Student Body President. As I take this office, I am keenly aware of one of the biggest challenges that student governments ...

Tim Bergling Aka Avicii's Death At 28 Leaves The Music Industry Shell-Shocked - MensXP.com

Nominated for this year's Billboard Music Awards (BBMA) in the 'Top Dance/Electronic Album' category, Tim Bergling aka Avicii had expressed his excitement and thanked the American music magazine for the nomination on 17 April. Three days later, in the ...

Tim Garuda UNY Mewakili Asia ke Driver World Championship - Tribun Jogja

Laporan Calon Reporter Tribun Jogja, Christi Mahatma Wardhani. TRIBUNJOGJA.COM, YOGYA- Tim Garuda UNY berhasil meraih tiga penghargaan dalam ajang Shell Eco Marathon Asia. Shell Eco Marathon Asia dilaksanakn di Changi Exhibition Center ...

Tim Indonesia di Shell Eco-Marathon Asia Lolos ke DWC London - Republika Online

Country Chairman dan Presiden Director PT Shell Indonesia, Darwin Silalahi, memberikan apresiasi tingginya atas semangat juang 26 tim Indonesia yang berlaga di Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018. Khususnya, kepada tiga tim yang berhasil mewujudkan All ...

Festival Shell Eco-marathon, Semoga Tim Indonesia Berjaya - Jawa Pos

JawaPos.com - Shell kembali menggelar festival Shell Eco-marathon. Festival ini merupakan Shell Eco-marathon Asia edisi ke-9. Diselenggarakan di Singapura. Diikuti 122 tim mahasiswa dari 18 negara di kawasan Asia Pasifik dan Timur Tengah, termasuk ...

Resume Shows GTA 6 Is Being Developed, But Is It Really and Saints Row 5 News - TAJ

There's been a copious amount of false information spreading about GTA 6's release. Some of the rumors stem around the resume of motion capture actor Tim Shell. According to the resume, Shell was credited for developing Red Dead Redemption 2 and ...

GTA 6 Release Date, Rumors, and Updates - TAJ

There must have been rumors somewhere spreading fake information about the release of GTA (Grand Theft Auto) 6. Part of that was the recent change in the resume of Tim Shell, a motion capture actor, which was confirmed. The CV has shown credit for both ...

Tim Freeman sells Garden Valley Shell station in Roseburg - NRToday.com

Tim Freeman and his father, Butch Freeman, purchased the Garden Valley Shell station together in 1991 from Tom Graham. The Freemans owned the business, but not the land, and operated as commission dealers, meaning Shell owned the gas, and they ...

Gregg Popovich comes out of his shell to praise Tim Duncan - Sporting News

Gregg Popovich isn't usually one to wear his emotions on his sleeve on a regular occasion. Refresh. Move of the Night: LeBron James. Loading video . Move of the Night: LeBron James - will play after this ad. Play. Quality. 0. 0:32. 0:32 0:32 / 0:32 ...

Shell And Tim Horton's Approved In Niverville - SteinbachOnline.com

"What was presented to council at the conditional use was a joint building, which will be separate, there won't be a walk through for a Tim Horton's and the Shell Station, that will be coming to Niverville on the west side adjacent to the Drovers Run ...

Tim Bosma trial: Defence lawyers spar over shell casing found in truck - CBC.ca

The lawyers representing the two men accused of killing Hamilton man Tim Bosma spent most of Thursday arguing with each other in court, as the location of a key piece of evidence in the case — a bullet casing found in Bosma's truck — showed a sharp ...

Fossil fuel industry must take stranded assets seriously, says Tim Yeo - The Guardian

Shell's chief executive, Ben van Beurden, told a dinner of the international petroleum industry last week that those who argued fossil fuels should be kept in the ground were misguided in a world of rising energy demand. Yeo, however, said the company ...

Apple Is About to Shell Out $850 Million for Solar Energy - Mother Jones

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a massive new investment by the company in solar energy: an $850 million installation that will cover 1,300 acres in Monterey County, California. Apple is partnering with First Solar—the nation's biggest ...

Cute alert: Tortoise vs grape as Tiny Tim comes out of his shell - Metro

Tiny Tim and his five pocket-sized siblings have found a home at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, where they can be seen taking slow jaunts around their specially designed miniature home. Zoo keeper Trevor Moxey, who looks after them at the zoo's ...

Bomis was a dot-com company best known for supporting the creations of free-content online-encyclopedia projects Nupedia and Wikipedia. It was founded in 1996 by Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell and Michael Davis. Davis became acquainted with Wales after hiring him at Chicago Options Associates in 1994, and Wales became friends with Shell through mailing lists discussing philosophy. The primary business of Bomis was the sale of advertising on the Bomis.com search portal.

Bomis, Inc.
Logo bomis.gif
Bomis founders in 2006.jpg
Bomis founders in 2006
Type of business Private company
Type of site
Internet portal
Advertising space
Available in English
Founded 1996
Headquarters St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Founder(s) Jimmy Wales
Tim Shell
Michael Davis
CEO Tim Shell
Industry Dot-com
Products Bomis Premium
Bomis Babes
Bomis Babe Report
The Babe Engine
Bomis Browser
Employees 10
Subsidiaries Nupedia (2000–2003)
Wikipedia (2001–2003)
Website bomis.com, archived at the Internet Archive
Advertising Yes
Registration No
Launched 1996
Current status Inactive as of 2007

Bomis (/ˈbɒms/ to rhyme with "promise") was a dot-com company best known for supporting the creations of free-content online-encyclopedia projects Nupedia and Wikipedia. It was founded in 1996 by Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell and Michael Davis. Davis became acquainted with Wales after hiring him at Chicago Options Associates in 1994, and Wales became friends with Shell through mailing lists discussing philosophy. The primary business of Bomis was the sale of advertising on the Bomis.com search portal.

The company initially tried a number of ideas for content, including being a directory of information about Chicago. The site subsequently focused on content geared to a male audience, including information on sporting activities, automobiles and women. Bomis became successful after focusing on X-rated media. "Bomis Babes" was devoted to erotic images; the "Bomis Babe Report" featured adult pictures. Bomis Premium, available for an additional fee, provided explicit material. "The Babe Engine" helped users find erotic content through a web search engine. The advertising director for Bomis noted that 99 percent of queries on the site were for nude women.

Bomis created Nupedia as a free online encyclopedia (with content submitted by experts) but it had a tedious, slow review process. Wikipedia was initially launched by Bomis to provide content for Nupedia, and was a for-profit venture (a Bomis subsidiary) through the end of 2002. As the costs of Wikipedia rose with its popularity, Bomis' revenues declined as result of the dot-com crash. Since Wikipedia was a drain on Bomis' resources, Wales and philosophy graduate student Larry Sanger decided to fund the project as a charity; Sanger was laid off from Bomis in 2002. Nupedia content was merged into Wikipedia, and it ceased in 2003.

The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation began in 2003 with a Board of Trustees composed of Bomis' three founders (Wales, Davis and Shell) and was first headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, Bomis' location. Wales used about US$100,000 of revenue from Bomis to fund Wikipedia before the decision to shift the encyclopedia to non-profit status. Wales stepped down from his role as CEO of Bomis in 2004. Shell served as CEO of the company in 2005, while on the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees. Wales edited Wikipedia in 2005 to remove the characterizations of Bomis as providing softcore pornography, which attracted media attention; Wales expressed regret for his actions. The Atlantic gave Bomis the nickname "Playboy of the Internet", and the term caught on in other media outlets. Scholars have described Bomis as a provider of softcore pornography.