Kosmix is a very modern media company.

It sells advertising wrapped around online editorial and pictures, just like a newspaper or a blog. But unlike a conventional media outlet, it does not invest a cent in producing its own text, video or photography.

Instead, it automatically calls on thousands of free sources to build its pages. Articles from Wikipedia, photos from Flickr, products on Amazon and Google search results combine to create a “360 degree view of any topic”, says Anand Rajaraman, co-founder of Kosmix. Read more