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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › BomisBomis - Wikipedia

    Bomis (/ ˈ b ɒ m ɪ s /, from Bitter Old Men in Suits; rhyming with "promise"), was a dot-com company best known for supporting the creations of free-content online-encyclopedia projects Nupedia and Wikipedia.

  2. Bomis was an Internet company created in 1996 by Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell, and Michael Davis. Bomis is best known for having supported the creation of the projects Nupedia and Wikipedia. Bomis staff in 2000. Bomis was popular for hosting entertainment-, sports- and sexual-themed sites.

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › NupediaNupedia - Wikipedia

    Nupedia was an English-language online encyclopedia whose articles were written by volunteer contributors with relevant subject matter expertise, reviewed by expert editors before publication, and licensed as free content. It was founded by Jimmy Wales and underwritten by Bomis, with Larry Sanger as editor-in-chief.

  4. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Jimmy_WalesJimmy Wales - Wikipedia

    In 1996, Wales and two partners founded Bomis, a web portal known for featuring erotic photographs. Bomis provided the initial funding for the free peer-reviewed encyclopedia Nupedia (2000–2003).

  5. Jan 13, 2021 · In 1996, Jimmy Wales, who had been working as a trader for an options and futures finance company in Chicago, started an internet company called Bomis with his boss, Michael Davis, and a...

  6. Mar 19, 2013 · Meets Tim Schell through an online philosophy mailing list and the pair join up to found the male-oriented search engine Bomis.

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  8. en.wikiquote.org › wiki › BomisBomis - Wikiquote

    Sep 14, 2023 · Bomis was a dot-com company founded in 1996 by Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell, and Michael Davis. Its primary business was the sale of advertising on the Bomis.com search portal, and to provide support for the free encyclopedia projects Nupedia and Wikipedia. The name was an acronym of Bitter Old Men in Suits.

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