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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…
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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…
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Wikipedia Zero Service Expands Into Asia

Wikipedia Zero has expanded into Asia, recently. Under the project, Wikimedia Foundation offers free mobile access to Wikipedia. The purpose of the project is to reduce obstacles to accessing knowledge by eliminating the two major barriers - one is the cost of data usage and another is network speed. Wikimedia Foundation has expanded this service…
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Wikipedia’s Video Player Cooming Soon

In an interview with Bee.tv Erik Moller, deputy director of the Wikimedia Foundation, have reiterated that the vidoe capability in Wikipedia will be unveiled soon. Though this is a much anticipated feature being added to Wikipedia (or Mediawiki, the underlying Content Management System that runs Wikipedia), the choice of codec by the Wikimedia…
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