News tagged ‘wikipedia’
Friday, 8 Aug 2014
After repeatedly turning down a photographer's requests to stop distributing his most famous photograph, Wikimedia has decided to let it come down to a vote to determine if the monkey selfie stays or goes.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Known as the 'Monmouthpedia' project, Wikipedia blankets the entire Welsh town with QR codes related to 500 articles penned in 25 languages for visitors to lap up.
Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012
Google Maps may be losing ground to OpenStreetMaps as many major players opt for the latter. This is possibly due to Google's charges for their services.
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012
The iconic Encylopaedia Britannica has announced that its 2010 print edition will be the last installment offered in hard copy format. Information from their resources will however still be accessible to users via the online medium.
Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012
Wikipedia joins the list of websites protesting against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), and have decided to take an active stance by suspending access to their English site on 18th January.
Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012
The Wikimedia Foundation, a non profit that is tasked with running and maintaining the Wikipedia site, has raised a record US$20 million after their recent efforts.
Friday, 7 Oct 2011
Wikipedia in Italy stands up to a proposed new law which would severely infringe on the freedom of speech for internet users. The proposed new ruling also undermines the very foundations on which the free encyclopedia was built.