The Russian government has instructed all ISPs in the country to block Russian Wikipedia following their denied request to remove a post about preparing narcotics.
The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia and a number of other wiki-based projects, announced this morning that it’s now implementing HTTPS by default across all its sites in order to enc
The Wikimedia Foundation has been steadily rolling out updates to the Wikipedia mobile experience in recent months, and today that trend continues as the organization rolls out a brand-new iOS 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
In late July, Wikipedia announced that it would accept donations in bitcoin. In its first week of accepting bitcoin, Wikipedia racked up $140,000 in new funds, according to Coinbase, the service that
WikiWand has raised $600,000 from angel investor Saar Wilf to give users of Wikipedia an attractive new interface for the popular site. Though Wikipedia is one of the ten most visited sites in the wor
The Wikimedia Foundation, the not-for-profit organization behind Wikipedia, has strongly condemned the recent right to be forgotten (rtbf) ruling in Europe, warning the requirement to allow private in
Wikipedia has today made a significant update to its iOS application, which most noticeably features a cleaner, "distraction-free" design, as well as the ability to edit Wikipedia articles from your s
Wikipedia, the decentralized community-powered encyclopedia, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, the decentralized community-powered cryptocurrency. The Wikimedia Foundation partnered with Coinbase
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
This is not a joke. PediaPress launched an Indiegogo campaign to print the entire English Wikipedia encyclopedia on around 1,000 books, representing more than a million pages. The startup printed the
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
In 2010, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/29/qwiki-techcrunch-disrupt-winner/">Qwiki captured the TechCrunch Disrupt cup</a>, thanks to an ambitious product that sought to transform the wa
What phone does Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales have in his pocket? An unlocked Android-powered 3G smartphone, made by Huawei – which was selling for $85 on the streets of Kenya last year and now goes
User generated content company Wikia is breaking the news of its raise of over $10.8 million in Series C funding today in a press release soon to be sent out to tech media. The financing was led by In
Don't mess with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia when it comes to Internet freedom, because he will use harsh words to lash out at you. Today, according to the BBC, Wales had some choice words for the Britis
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<a target="_blank" href="http://Datasift.com">Datasift</a>, the social-data platform which specialises in realtime streams, has done something which is going to make PR people quiver in their boots an
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 <a href="http://www.openstreetmap.org/">OpenStree
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