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David Meyer / GigaOM:
Wikipedia is now drawing facts from the Wikidata repository, and so can you   —  Wikidata, a centralized structured data repository for facts and Wikimedia's first big new project in the last 7 years, is now feeding the foundation's main project, Wikipedia.  —  The Wikidata project …
Apr 27, 2013, 9:45 PMIn context
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Monty changes roles, goes big with MariaDB—and gains Wikipedia as a user   —  Michael “Monty” Widenius' relationship with MySQL, the database named after his oldest daughter, has been difficult since his company (MySQL AB) was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2008.  It only fractured further when Oracle acquired Sun.
Apr 23, 2013, 4:00 PMIn context
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Quick View   —  Google Search for mobile has a new feature called “Quick View”.  Right now, it only shows up for Wikipedia results and it allows users to load search results almost instantly.  —  “Quick view is an experimental project and is currently enabled for pages from Wikipedia when you search in English on Google.com.
Apr 16, 2013, 10:15 PMIn context
Kelly Faircloth / Betabeat:
Tumblr Kills Storyboard; Editorial Employees Will Be ‘Moving On’   —  Tumblr's Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org)  —  We've seen some late-afternoon news dumps, but this takes the cake: Tumblr CEO David Karp just announced that the company is shutting down Storyboard, the editorial experiment meant …
Apr 9, 2013, 10:45 PMIn context
Wikimedia France:
French homeland intelligence threatens a volunteer sysop to delete a Wikipedia Article   —  Wikimedia France strongly condemns pressure on Wikipedia sysop by French homeland intelligence agency (DCRI)  —  In early March, the DCRI (Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur) …
Apr 6, 2013, 1:55 PMIn context
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
A Driving Force Behind Wikipedia Will Step Down   —  Sue Gardner, who oversaw a period of rapid growth and evolution at Wikipedia, said Wednesday that she would step down as executive director of the nonprofit organization that runs the free encyclopedia.  —  In an interview with The Times on Wednesday …
Mar 28, 2013, 1:20 AMIn context
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Among Big Properties, Apple and Amazon Have Greatest Portions of Mobile-Only Users   —  Thirty-five percent of U.S. visitors to Apple properties in February were mobile-only, compared to 22 percent for Amazon and Wikipedia, 17 percent for Facebook, 14 percent for Google, 11 percent for Yahoo and 5 percent for Microsoft.
Mar 25, 2013, 11:55 PMIn context
Carl Franzen / The Verge:
Wikipedia to deliver articles via text messages in coming months   —  Wikipedia has been working on new ways to bring its 25 million articles to more users in developing markets, where smartphones and internet connectivity are still sporadic.  The latest plan is let users request specific articles …
Feb 23, 2013, 3:20 PMIn context
Jon Buys / OStatic blogs:
WikiMedia Foundation Releases GeoData For Geotagging Wikipedia   —  The WikiMedia Foundation has added a new extension to MediaWiki, the foundation for Wikipedia, that adds geographic data for individual wiki articles.  Aimed primarily at mobile users, GeoData will make finding information about your present location easy and fun.
Feb 1, 2013, 8:55 PMIn context
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Happy Internet Freedom Day, Y'all   —  Today is the first anniversary of the online protests against SOPA and PIPA that helped turn the U.S. Congress against voting for the restrictive Internet piracy legislation.  —  mama_mia/Shutterstock  —  More than 100,000 websites participated …
Jan 18, 2013, 1:25 PMIn context

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