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Official Wikipedia iPhone app launched

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... >>

Wikipedia in trouble with National Portrait Gallery

Wikipedia in trouble with National Portrait Gallery

By 14 July 2009

The latest mini-scandal to hit Wikipedia is that the National Portrait Gallery is beginning legal proceedings against the online encyclopaedia. The gallery says 3000 images from its website have been uploaded unofficially to Wikipedia by a member of the... >>

Wikipedia censors reporter kidnapping

Wikipedia censors reporter kidnapping

By 29 June 2009

7 months ago, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Rohde was kidnapped by the Taliban, along with his interpreter and his driver. The paper was worried - it knew that the first thing his captors would do was Google him to work out... >>

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

By 1 June 2009

Wikipedia, the smash hit crowd-sourced encyclopaedia, has announced that its Arbitration Committee has voted 10-0 (with one abstention) to ban the Church of Scientology from editing the site, with immediate effect. The arbitration against the church has... >>

Student's Wiki hoax quote reprinted worldwide

Student's Wiki hoax quote reprinted worldwide

By 7 May 2009

A Wikipedia hoax, carried out by an Irish sociology student as part of a "globalisation experiment", fooled newspaper and publications around the globe, it's been revealed. 22-year-old Shane Fitzgerald added a fake quote to French composer Maurice Jarre's... >>

Orange phones to get Wikipedia content

Orange phones to get Wikipedia content

By 23 April 2009

Like Wikipedia? The world's online encyclopaedia is soon to be integrated onto Orange handsets. Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation have announced a "wide-ranging strategic partnership" for customers in France, the UK, Spain and Poland with "quick and... >>

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... >>

Primary school kids to be taught to Twitter

Primary school kids to be taught to Twitter

By 25 March 2009

Primary school children will soon be studying Twitter if draft plans drawn up by the government to overhaul the primary school curriculum get the go ahead. Rather than learning about the Victorians or WW2, kids will be taught about blogging, podcasts,... >>

Wikipedia books now available in English

Wikipedia books now available in English

By 27 February 2009

Last year, Wikipedia announced a partnership with PediaPress in Germany that would allow people to put together their own printed version of a Wikipedia encyclopaedia, including articles of their choice. Now, the wiki-to-print version has been activated... >>

Encyclopedia Britannica opens to edits from the public

Encyclopedia Britannica opens to edits from the public

By 22 January 2009

In order to better compete with Wikipedia, one of the top ten most visited sites in the world, the Encyclopedia Britannica is to open its online version up to edits from the public. The new user-generated content, rolling out now on the encyclopedia's... >>


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