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Meta launches Sphere, an AI knowledge tool based on open web content, used initially to verify citations on Wikipedia

Facebook may be infamous for helping to usher in the era of “fake news”, but it’s also tried to find a place for itself in the follow-up: the never-ending battle to combat it. In the

Google and the Internet Archive are the first customers to gain commercial access to Wikipedia content

Google is going to start paying for its use of Wikipedia information to help power its knowledge panels in Google Search. The search giant, along with the digital library the Internet Archive, are the

Crypto’s cops get ready for an uneven war

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction. In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Slow Ventures’ Jill Gunter on why there are so many dang blockchains out there

Daily Crunch: The startups we lost in 2019

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New Vector scores $8.5M to plug more users into its open, decentralized messaging Matrix

New Vector, a European startup founded in 2017 by the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called Matrix to drive adoption and grow an ecosystem around an alternative messaging p

Wikipedia blames malicious DDoS attack after site goes down across Europe, Middle East

Wikipedia was forced offline in several countries Friday after a cyber attack hit the global encyclopedia. Users across Europe and parts of the Middle East experienced outages shortly before 7pm, BST,

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
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