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Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

By 19 January 2012

We always want what we can't have. And clearly that was the case on Wednesday when Wikipedia blacked-out for the day in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), and recorded bigger hits than usual.... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #30

Pocket-lint Podcast #30

By 21 January 2011

It's all go with the Pocket-lint team this week, as each of them has some amazing news to bring to the table. Features editor Dan chats about his encounter with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, reporter Paul regales us with tales of the European launch... >>

Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

Wikipedian Jimmy Wales talks favourites, faults and the future

By 19 January 2011

Jimmy Wales looks exactly like his picture. Any of Wikipedia’s 400 million readers would recognise the site’s founder as he sits across a coffee table from Pocket-lint on a wet afternoon in a ground floor office space in East London. There’s the... >>

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

By 7 May 2010

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has waded into a minor row brewing on the site over whether pornographic content should be hosted on Wikimedia Commons - the place where all Wikipedia images are hosted. Wales said in a post on his usertalk page: "Wikimedia... >>

The Nokia Foundation award goes to Jimmy Wales

The Nokia Foundation award goes to Jimmy Wales

By 5 November 2009

The Nokia Foundation has announced that it has granted its 10,000 euro 2009 award to Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Nokia says Wales was awarded "for his contributions to the evolution of the World Wide Web as a participatory and truly democratic... >>

Wikia Search to be shut down

Wikia Search to be shut down

By 31 March 2009

Wikia Search, the search engine from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales' Wikia.com online properties is to close down, Wales has revealed in a blog post. "If there is one thing that I've learnt in my career, it is to do more of what's working, and less of... >>

Wikipedia boss accused of accepting "donation" to edit

Wikipedia boss accused of accepting "donation" to edit

By 12 March 2008

Last week, it was a former employee making accusations about his spending habits, today Jimmy Wales is facing yet another attack over the implication is that he accepted a "donation" to edit a Wikipedia entry. Former Novell chief scientist Jeffrey Merkey... >>

Wikipedia boss slammed for expense claims

Wikipedia boss slammed for expense claims

By 6 March 2008

It's not been a good week for Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. Not only has his break-up with his girlfriend been splashed all over the papers, but now a former member of his staff has hit out at its spending habits. Danny Wool has gone to the press... >>

Wikipedia founder to take on Google search

Wikipedia founder to take on Google search

By 27 December 2006

One of the founders of collaborative online encyclopedia site Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has recently discussed his plans for a user-edited search engine that could one day produce better results than automatic search engines that use algorithms to return... >>


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