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Wikipedia’s New iOS App Sees An Improved Design, Adds Social Features With Shareable “Fact Cards”

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.

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 Picks Up $140,000 In Bitcoin Donations In One Week

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

Web App WikiWand Raises $600,000 To Give Wikipedia A New Interface

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

Wikimedia Attacks Europe’s Right To Be Forgotten Ruling As Threat To Its Mission

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 Revamps Its iOS App With Offline Access, Support For Editing While On The Go

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 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

PediaPress Wants To Print The Complete English Wikipedia In 1,000 Books

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

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

One-Tap Storytelling: Qwiki Sheds Its Web And Search Roots, Goes Mobile-Only With Beta Launch Of New iPhone App

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

$50 Android Smartphones Are Disrupting Africa Much Faster Than You Think, Says Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales

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

With 1B Pageviews Under Its Belt, UGC Giant Wikia Raises $10.8M From IVP, Bessemer & Amazon

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

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales On British Government Snooping: “Technologically Incompetent”

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

The Power Users Are Revolting

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Hey, Wikipedia Spammers, Start Getting Worried — Datasift Has Built A Tool To Track You

<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

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 <a href="http://www.openstreetmap.org/">OpenStree

Wikia Rolls Out Big Redesign To Bring Accessibility, Discovery To 20M Pages Of UGC

You may not be familiar with <a href="http://www.wikia.com/Wikia">Wikia</a>, but the collaborative media company has been quietly growing into a giant, <a href="http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/12/wikia

Wikipedia’s Next Big Thing: Wikidata, A Machine-Readable, User-Editable Database Funded By Google, Paul Allen And Others

<a href="http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata">Wikidata</a>, the first new project to emerge from the <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/wikimedia-foundation">Wikimedia Foundation</a> since

Wikipedia Completes Transfer Of Sites Away From GoDaddy DNS

Part of the long-running (and far from over) <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sopa/">SOPA/PIPA battle</a> was the drawing of lines in the sand by Internet companies. While most recognized the
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