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Tim Sampson / Daily Dot:
Where does your Wikipedia donation go?  Outgoing chief warns of corruption   —  When Wikipedia decided to roll out an aggressive fundraising effort a few years ago, the free encyclopedia came with a remarkably effective battle plan.  For the entirety of the campaign, cofounder Jimmy Wales stared visitors …
Oct 19, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Simon Owens / Daily Dot:
The battle to destroy Wikipedia's biggest sockpuppet army   —  Wikipedia editor and self-professed “bird geek” DocTree spends most of his time on the world's largest encyclopedia editing the pages for long-dead ornithologists.  So it was somewhat unusual when, in August 2012 …
Oct 9, 2013, 4:30 AMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast Leaves Microsoft For Telenav   —  Along with Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is one of the flagship crowdsourcing projects on the Internet, but unless you are watching this space closely, it may come as a surprise that Steve Coast, the founder of OSM, worked at Microsoft for the last three years.
Sep 3, 2013, 2:50 PMIn context
Riva Gold / Digits:
Wikipedia Co-Founder Refuses to Comply With China's Censorship   —  Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales said he would rather have no Wikipedia in China than comply with any form of censorship.  —  In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, Mr. Wales said the company will always refuse …
Aug 10, 2013, 1:10 AMIn context
Leigh Beadon / Techdirt:
Gaining Momentum Against Patent Trolls: A 2013 Timeline … The term “patent troll” has been kicking around for about 20 years now (at least according to Wikipedia's etymology), and that's about how long it's taken for the problem to really start getting attention in the broader political world.
Aug 6, 2013, 10:25 AMIn context
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Wikipedia mobile editing exits beta   —  The good folks at the Wikimedia Foundation have been toying with the concept of mobile editing for some time now, attempting to tap into the 15-percent of its user base who read the open encyclopedia on mobile devices.
Jul 25, 2013, 6:00 PMIn context
The Physics arXiv Blog:
Edit Wars Reveal The 10 Most Controversial Topics on Wikipedia   —  An analysis of the most highly contested articles on Wikipedia reveals the controversies that appear invariant across languages and cultures  —  Wikipedia, the encyclopaedia that anybody can edit, is one of the more extraordinary collective efforts of the crowd.
Jul 18, 2013, 6:50 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
For first time ever, feds asked to sit out Defcon hacker conference   —  Since its founding in 1992, Defcon has been a venue where anarchists, geeks, and employees of three-letter federal agencies became unlikely comrades under a live-and-let-live credo that placed the love of computer tinkering above almost everything else.
Jul 11, 2013, 5:30 AMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Brings Its Bing Ads To Windows 8.1 Smart Search   —  One of the highlights of Windows 8.1 is the new “smart search” feature, which pulls together results from Bing's search engine, Wikipedia, documents on your desktop and from apps that allow Windows 8.1 to index content inside of them.
Jul 2, 2013, 3:50 PMIn context
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionaire   —  According to Wikipedia, the Tampa International Airport is a public airport six miles west of downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida.  It's also where Jimmy Wales flies in and out of a couple times a month, in coach …
Jun 28, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context

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