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  • Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East
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    Orange and Wikipedia offer free knowledge in Africa and the Middle East

    By 24 January 2012

    Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia, have joined forces to offer free learning to mobile browsers in Africa and the Middle East (AMEA). Well, free learning and also free looking up of mundane stuff...

  • Wikipedia appeals for donations
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    Wikipedia appeals for donations

    By 16 November 2010

    It's approaching the end of November, and that can only mean one thing. No, we don't mean the endless loop of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" on Radio 1, but the annual Wikimedia Foundation fund-raising appeal. Now in its 7th year, it's...

  • Google donates $2m to Wikipedia
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    Google donates $2m to Wikipedia

    By 18 February 2010

    Google has reached deep into its wallet and handed over a massive grant to the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia and a number of other sites. The $2,000,000 donation will be used to make Wikipedia easier to use, says the charity. "Wikipedia is...

  • Official Wikipedia iPhone app launched
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    Official Wikipedia iPhone app launched

    By 19 August 2009

    There's a multitude of applications on the iPhone for accessing Wikipedia, and they've just been joined by an official one from the site's creators - the Wikimedia Foundation. It allows users to access articles formatted specifically for the iPhone, which...