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Wikipedia Founder Joins The People’s Operator, Hopes To Raise Money For Charity

Wikipedia Founder Joins The People’s Operator, Hopes To Raise Money For Charity

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Whales is known for taking part in and encouraging a number of non-profit projects. Whales has now joined The People’s Operator, a wireless carrier in UK which gives away a significant portion of its income to charity.

By On January 21, 2014 Respond
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Wikipedia Co-Founder Defies China’s Notions Of Censorship

Wikipedia Co-Founder Defies China’s Notions Of Censorship

China is a country with a huge populace, which the regime in the country often uses to force most tech companies into offering a filtered online experience that serves the state. Despite China’s attempts at censorsing Wikipedia, the co-founder of the online encyclopaedia has stated that he wouldn’t comply with any pro-censorship demands by the country.

By On August 10, 2013 Respond
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Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Wikipedia Starts Offering Real-Time Editing Map

Over the last few years, Wikipedia has emerged as the top go-to place to gather any kind of information. This was possible because it turned into an crowd-sourced encyclopedia which is written and edited by thousands of people around the globe. Wikipedia has recently offered a real-time map which shows who is editing what articles.

By On May 14, 2013 Respond
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Users Will be Able To Request Wikipedia Articles Via Text Messages Soon

Users Will be Able To Request Wikipedia Articles Via Text Messages Soon

Internet connectivity may appear as a basic human commodity in developed nations, but in developing countries, access to internet is still only intermittently available. To accommodate for this, Wikipedia has unveiled its plans of allowing the users to request Wikipedia articles through text messages.

By On February 25, 2013 Respond
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Yearly Wikipedia Fundraising Brings In $25 Million For Wikimedia

Yearly Wikipedia Fundraising Brings In $25 Million For Wikimedia

Most of you would recall the calls for donations plastered on top of the Wikipedia pages intermittently around the year. In a way, we should be thankful that its this, rather than distasteful ads, which helps sustain Wikipedia. The fundraising has brought in a whopping $25 million for Wikimedia this year.

By On December 28, 2012 Respond
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About 230 Million Mobile Users Now Have Free Wikipedia Access

About 230 Million Mobile Users Now Have Free Wikipedia Access

Wikipedia has emerged as one of the iconic phenomenon of freedom of information in this digital age. The website, with its tons of data, is certainly the one-stop site for most of our queries and searches. Wikimedia Foundation has been working on ensuring free mobile access to Wikipedia in developing countries. And to that end, it has just signed a successful deal with Saudi Telecom Company (STC).

By On October 15, 2012 Respond
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Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

Microsoft ‘Mistakenly’ Issues DMCA Notices Against Wikipedia, BBC, TechCrunch

The original idea of sending DMCA notices to websites was to help different companies protect their copyrighted content online. DMCA notices are sent in cases where a clear infringement of copyrights occurs. Google, being the most-used search engine, is often sent DMCA notices to take down different sites from its search results over alleged infringement. Interestingly, Microsoft recently asked Google to censor BBC, CNN, Wikipedia, TechCrunch and many other mainstream websites.

By On October 8, 2012 Respond
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New PR Scandal Puts Wikipedia In The Limelight

New PR Scandal Puts Wikipedia In The Limelight

Wikipedia is popularly known as a not-for-profit organization and it is precisely this philosophy that has helped Wikipedia become the largest encyclopaedia ever. However, what if all of a sudden we were told that a number of high-profile Wikipedia editors were using the service to make huge bucks? That seems to be the case with a Wikipedia trustee as well as a top Wikipedia editor.

By On September 19, 2012 Respond
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Wiki Offline – Wikipedia App For iOS In 70+ Languages

Wiki Offline – Wikipedia App For iOS In 70+ Languages

Wiki Offline is a useful iOS application that allows you to use Wikipedia in offline mode in 70+ languages. This app has a built-in database of Wikipedia articles and let you access them even if you are not connected to the internet. This premium app will cost you $5.99 only.

By On August 13, 2012 Respond
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Wikipedia Redefined – A Project To Change Wikipedia’s Looks

Wikipedia Redefined – A Project To Change Wikipedia’s Looks

Wikipedia has come about to play a huge role in our lives. From high school students to researchers to casual internet users, everyone turns towards this online encyclopedia to get information on virtually anything and everything. However, Wikipedia has had the same interface for quite a long time and it may have started boring a few of us.

By On August 10, 2012 Respond
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Wikiweb – Lovely Wikipedia App For iOS [Premium]

Wikiweb – Lovely Wikipedia App For iOS [Premium]

How do you access Wikipedia from your iPhone? Probably through the browser or the native Wikipedia app for iOS. You are probably missing a lot then. Because a third-party app called Wikiweb seems to beat the two in terms of user experience. Wikiweb is a lovely Wikipedia app that makes using Wikipedia fun. This wonderful app is developed by Friends of The Web. There is only one punchy thing about the app, its $4.99 price tag. Otherwise, it’s really lovely.

By On July 15, 2012 1 Response
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Wikimedia To Get Into Travel Industry, Will Start Travel Site

Wikimedia To Get Into Travel Industry, Will Start Travel Site

It has never been easy to get the right information about travel. To make it easy the Wikimedia Foundation has decided to create a travel site, focusing on providing the right information about travel easily. The foundation’s board of trustees approved a proposal on July 11 to launch an advertisement-free travel site.

By On July 14, 2012 Respond
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[Tutorial] How To Download Wikpedia Articles In PDF

[Tutorial] How To Download Wikpedia Articles In PDF

No matter how you prefer reading, whether it’s on smartphone, computer, paper, eBook reader, it is always good to have the content you need for work or wont to read near you, and if that content is from Wikipedia sometimes that can be tricky when you don’t have an internet connection to access it. However there is a solution for that and in this tutorial I will show you how easily you can create any Wikipedia article portable and care it with you anywhere.

By On July 12, 2012 Respond
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Russian Wikipedia Protests Digital Blacklist Bill By Shutting Down For A Day

Russian Wikipedia Protests Digital Blacklist Bill By Shutting Down For A Day

Government around the world are seeking newer and more advanced ways to control the internet somehow. While some of these attempts are well-intentioned, for instance to block drugs-related and underage-pornography websites, these well-intentioned attempts usually don’t pan out well enough. Same seems to be the case with Russia.

By On July 10, 2012 Respond
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Wikipedia Founder Contravenes Extradition Of ‘Pirating’ Student

Wikipedia Founder Contravenes Extradition Of ‘Pirating’ Student

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia wants to help Richard O’Dwyer, ex-administrator of UK based video linking website TVShack. UK authorities want to extradite Richard O’Dwyer to US authorities for copyright infringements. Jimmy Wales reckons that this case is an example of the ever-growing influence of the copyright lobby over the Internet. Already, Richard O’Dwyer has become popular to the general public for battling the content industry for public interests.

By On June 27, 2012 Respond
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