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Wikipedia hits 10 million articles milestone

Wikipedia hits 10 million articles milestone

By 31 March 2008

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, has just passed a big milestone with the addition of the 10 millionth article across 253 languages. Wikipedia, which was launched in January 2001, apparently now boasts a combined total of over 1.74 billion words... >>

Wikipedia receives record donation

Wikipedia receives record donation

By 26 March 2008

Wikipedia has revealed that the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is awarding $3 million to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation which operates the site - the "world's largest and most popular encyclopedia". The Foundation says the money will... >>

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... >>

YouTube is Brits' fave

YouTube is Brits' fave

By 6 March 2008

Brits love YouTube, according to new figures from analysts Nielsen Online. The video sharing site has knocked Wikipedia off its top spot on the UK hit-list, winning 10.4m visitors in January alone. This is a 56% increase in traffic from January the previous... >>

Dept of Health banned from Wikipedia

Dept of Health banned from Wikipedia

By 3 March 2008

The Department of Health has been banned from Wikipedia for making too many edits - 1500 Wikipedia amends between 22 August 2005 and 3 August 2007. "Wikipedia has blocked the Department's IP address for creating or amending entries", Labour minister of... >>

Macworld2008: Steve Jobs keynote speech leaked?

Macworld2008: Steve Jobs keynote speech leaked?

By 14 January 2008

We're used to seeing the online tech world go crazy with rumours and speculation in the days before Macworld, but this year a new element has been introduced to the mix. Steve Jobs' keynote speech, that he is due to make on stage at the Moscone Centre... >>

Wikia Search has officially launched

Wikia Search has officially launched

By 7 January 2008

The Wikia Search project, which is now live and can be found at http://www.wikia.com/, officially launched in alpha form on Monday 7 January following a brief private testing period. In addition to executing basic search queries, users can also do traditional... >>

Wikia search engine launch confirmed

Wikia search engine launch confirmed

By 4 January 2008

The launch of a search engine to rival Google is set for 7th January, according to online reports. Details about Wikia Search, designed by the same team as the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, first appeared in the news in 2006. However, it seems that the... >>

Google announces Wikipedia-rivaling "knol" scheme

Google announces Wikipedia-rivaling "knol" scheme

By 14 December 2007

Via its official blog, Google has announced it is to launch a strong rival to the world's free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.org. The new service from Google, to be called "knol" - which apparently stands for a unit of knowledge - is to be a free tool... >>


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