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

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

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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 hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

Wikipedia hits record numbers following SOPA black-out

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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.... >>

Google, Wikipedia and others go dark against SOPA

Google, Wikipedia and others go dark against SOPA

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Wikipedia, Google, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, Flickr, and dozens of other websites have shown their support against SOPA by either going dark, or showing their dislike of the US bill in some way. SOPA, standing for Stop Online Piracy Act, aims to grant... >>

Wikipedia blackout to mark protest against SOPA piracy bill

Wikipedia blackout to mark protest against SOPA piracy bill

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In an unprecedented move, Wikipedia, the go-to web-based encyclopaedia, has decided to shut down its English-language website for 1 day on 18 January in protest against the US online piracy bill. The decision to "go dark" came out of discussions between... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #30

Pocket-lint Podcast #30

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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

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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... >>

Wikipedia appeals for donations

Wikipedia appeals for donations

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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... >>

APP OF THE DAY - Wikidroid

APP OF THE DAY - Wikidroid

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Waving your phone out in front of your face to see what used to happen on the streets around you is all very useful. Except it isn't. So, for those who want an app of a more serious nature and one that'll actually enrich your life and expand your brain,... >>

Best free iPad apps

Best free iPad apps

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UPDATE: Check out our Best iPad 2 apps round up of the best iPad 2 Apps to get So you've got an iPad, but you've scraped and saved so much that you now don't have enough money to buy any iPad apps. Well the bad news, is that while there are free apps... >>

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

Jimmy Wales plans Wikipedia porn purge

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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... >>