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John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
InfoArmy builds Wikipedia-of-businesses via global crowdsourcing   —  The data on a company that would take you two days to compile, at your fingertips in two minutes.  That's the promise of InfoArmy, a new startup from Jim Fowler.  —  Jim Fowler knows a thing or two about crowdsourcing and business data.
Jun 12, 2012, 11:25 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Qwiki Partners With Bing, Nabbing Prime-Time Search Real Estate   —  Qwiki, the interactive online story-creation tool, is announcing a new partnership with Bing today.  Now, Qwiki's will be prominently displayed directly in search results for select Wikipedia entries, giving searchers …
Jun 12, 2012, 10:30 AMIn context
Lori Phillips / Wikimedia blog:
Welcome to the world's first Wikipedia Town   —  You've probably heard the saying, “In theory, Wikipedia shouldn't work, but in practice it does.”  Three of the things that contribute to make Wikipedia work are topic-specific WikiProjects ("let's write about a town), Wikimedia chapters …
May 17, 2012, 7:00 PMIn context
Yoni Appelbaum / The Atlantic Online:
How the Professor Who Fooled Wikipedia Got Caught by Reddit   —  T. Mills Kelly encourages his students to deceive thousands of people on the Web.  This has angered many, but the experiment helps reveal the shifting nature of the truth on the Internet.  —  A woman opens an old steamer trunk …
May 16, 2012, 9:30 AMIn context
Andrew S. Ross / San Francisco Chronicle:
Airbnb's argument against tax doesn't fly   —  Special pleading is “a form of spurious argumentation,” Wikipedia explains, by “someone attempting to cite something as an exemption to a generally accepted rule, principle, etc.”  —  For example, San Francisco's Airbnb, the online …
Apr 6, 2012, 12:55 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia's Mobile Apps Drop Google Maps for OpenStreetMap   —  In the world of online mapping, it feels like things aren't quite going in Google's direction these days: Apple switched away from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap when it launched iPhoto for iOS.  Foursquare, too, announced …
Apr 5, 2012, 5:45 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia's Next Big Thing: Wikidata, A Machine-Readable, User-Editable Database Funded By Google, Paul Allen And Others   —  Wikidata, the first new project to emerge from the Wikimedia Foundation since 2006, is now beginning development.  The organization, known best for its user-edited encyclopedia …
Mar 30, 2012, 11:50 AMIn context
Ben Popper / VentureBeat:
Wikia, Jimmy Wales' for-profit company, passes IGN to become the largest network of gaming sites on the web   —  What happens when you combine the Wiki model of open, collaborative editing with just a pinch of old-school-oversight?  In the case of Wikia, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales for-profit company …
Mar 12, 2012, 6:10 PMIn context
Andrew Hough / Telegraph:
Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia chief to advise Whitehall on policy   —  Jimmy Wales, the Wikipedia co-founder, has been appointed as a British government adviser on how Whitehall can make policy decisions more transparent, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.  —  The American internet entrepreneur …
Mar 12, 2012, 4:50 AMIn context
Michelle Paulson / Wikimedia blog:
Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete   —  After months of deliberation and a complicated transfer, the Wikimedia Foundation domain portfolio has been successfully transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor.  The portfolio transfer was formally completed on Friday, March 9th, 2012.
Mar 10, 2012, 7:45 AMIn context

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