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Google announces 100,000th knol

Google announces 100,000th knol

By 19 January 2009

Google has announced that it has published its 100,000th knol through its Wikipedia-rivalling Knol project. Launched in July last year, Knol sees "knols", authoritative articles about specific topics, written by those in the know with edit suggestions... >>

Wikipedia hits 2009 funding target

Wikipedia hits 2009 funding target

By 2 January 2009

Good news for fans and users of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, as it's been revealed that the site has raised enough cash to keep going next year. There were doubts that Wikipedia was going to to reach the $6 million required to run the online resource,... >>

IWF backs down over flagged Wikipedia image

IWF backs down over flagged Wikipedia image

By 10 December 2008

The IWF has formally withdrawn its objection to the Wikipedia page that it had described as "potential illegal child sexual abuse". The contentious page contained a image of German rock band The Scorpion's album cover for "Virgin Killer" that depicted... >>

Wiki boss speaks out over IWF child porn ban

Wiki boss speaks out over IWF child porn ban

By 9 December 2008

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is considering a court challenge against decision to block access to part of the site in the UK. As we previously reported, British ISP providers had blocked access to the page covering the The Scorpion's "Virgin Killer"... >>

ISPs block Wikipedia for indecent pic

ISPs block Wikipedia for indecent pic

By 8 December 2008

British ISPs are blocking access to parts of Wikipedia said to be showing an image of child pornography. The page that has caused the censorship is Wiki's entry on an album from rock band The Scorpions, called "Virgin Killer", that has an image of a young,... >>

Wikipedia to make editing easier

Wikipedia to make editing easier

By 4 December 2008

Wikipedia is to make changes to the site's editing process, in order to try and entice more users to get involved. The online encyclopedia is apparently concerned that many would-be contributors are being scared away by the HTML coding that is presented... >>

60% of Pocket-lint readers trust Wikipedia

60% of Pocket-lint readers trust Wikipedia

By 4 August 2008

In our latest Pocket-lint reader poll we asked if you trusted Wikipedia. It seems 60% of you do trust the the free online encyclopedia, while 40% are wary of info the site that anyone can edit. Wikipedia was founded in 2001 and is made up of online wikis,... >>

eMusic adds content from YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia

eMusic adds content from YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia

By 24 July 2008

eMusic has rehauled its website adding support for social networking websites including Facebook, as well as access to content from Flickr, Wikipedia and YouTube. "A host of new Web 2.0 features will offer eMusic customers more musical context than any... >>

Google's Wiki-rival Knol launches

Google's Wiki-rival Knol launches

By 24 July 2008

Google has now launched its Wikipedia rival, Knol, making the beta site available to everyone. Similar to the infamous online encyclopedia, "knols" are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects. With... >>

Wikipedia going into print

Wikipedia going into print

By 23 April 2008

Online encyclopedia that anyone can edit Wikipedia, is going into print as a hardcopy book. German publishing giant Bertelsmann has announced it plans to publish the world's first reference book based on entries from the website. The 20 euro (with 1 euro... >>


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