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The Markup, a tech-focused investigative news site, raises $20 million from Craigslist founder

Celebrated former ProPublica investigative journalists Julia Angwin and Jeff Larson are launching their newest venture, the investigative nonprofit news organization called The Markup, with help from

Wikimedia warns EU copyright reform threatens the ‘vibrant free web’

The Wikimedia Foundation has sounded a stark warning against a copyright reform proposal in Europe that’s due to be voted on by the European Parliament next week. (With the mild irony that it&#8

Wikipedia wasn’t aware of YouTube’s conspiracy video plan

YouTube has a plan to combat the abundant conspiracy theories that¬†feature in credulous videos on its platform; not a very good plan, but a plan just the same. It’s using information drawn from

Craig Newmark puts $500K towards reducing harassment on Wikipedia

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has donated half a million dollars towards Wikipedia's "Community health initiative," aimed at reducing harassment and vandalism on the site and improve the tools mode

Wikimedia Sues NSA Over Mass Surveillance

The Wikimedia Foundation, the not-for-profit behind the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has announced it's suing the U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Justice over the "large-scale s

Hoping To Engage More Readers, Wikipedia Rolls Out A Redesigned Mobile App

The Wikimedia Foundation is rolling out a new version of its Wikipedia mobile application beginning this afternoon, which offers an improved reading experience, better search and an image-centric desi

Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations With Coinbase

Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase

Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales Accidentally Starts A Bitcoin Donation Campaign For Wikipedia

Is Jimmy Wales testing out Bitcoin donations for Wikipedia? He is certainly considering it, according to a thread on Reddit. It first started with a tweet — Wikipedia co-founder set up a persona

India’s Indigenous Languages Drive Wikipedia’s Growth

Despite accommodating the world's second largest English-speaking population behind the United States, India's dozens of indigenous languages are driving the adoption of Wikipedia on the subcontinent

Wikimedia Foundation Raises $25M In Donations Over 9 Days

Wikimedia Foundation <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/27/wikimedia-foundation-raises-25-million-in-record-time-during-2012-fundraiser/">announced today</a> that it raised $25

Wikimedia Foundation Raises $20 Million From 1 Million+ Donors

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/wikimedia-foundation">Wikimedia Foundation</a>, the non-profit organization that operates <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page">Wikipedia</a> and

The State Of Wikipedia (Video + Infographic)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/wikipedia.png" /> <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/product/wikipedia">Wikipedia</a> just <a href="http://blog.wikimedia.org/blog/2011/01/15

Wikipedia Still $1M Short Of Fundraising Goal For 2010 (And Why I Donated)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/wikipedia-funding.png" /> It's the last day of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar at least, which prompted me to do some research

Wikipedia Gets A Revamp, Better Search And Navigation – And An Updated Logo

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/wikipedia1.png" /><a href="http://wikipedia.org">Wikipedia</a> is easily one of the most visited sites in the world, and it doesn't look like

Facebook Is Now the Fourth Largest Site In The World

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/facebook-rising-215x78.jpg" width="215" height="78" /> The global rise of Facebook is nothing less than astounding. In the month of June alo

The French Come Calling For Wikipedia (Orange Strikes Mobile Deal)

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/skitched-20090422-154451.jpg" width="179" height="179" /> <a href="http://www.francetelecom.com/en_EN/">France Telecom's Orange,</a> o

WikiPock Will Put An Entire Copy Of Wikipedia In Your Pocket For $10

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/wikipock-phones-214x192.jpg" width="214" height="192" /> Would you pay $10 for an entire offline copy of Wikipedia, the crowdsourced encyclop

Print Your Favorite Wikipedia Articles As Books, Courtesy Of PediaPress

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/wikipedia-book.png" />Did you know that you can assemble your own wiki pages from <a href="http://wikipedia.org">Wikipedia</a> and prin

Mozilla Gives $100,000 Grant Towards An Open Video Format For The Web

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/theoraorg.png" /> The Mozilla Foundation is putting its weight behind an effort to create an open video format on the Web. It is doi

10 Millionth Article Written on Wikipedia

The ten millionth article has been written on Wikipedia – a Hungarian biography of of 16th century painter Nicholas Hilliard (English version here). Those ten million articles have been written
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