Wikimedia Foundation to Develop Its Own Search Engine

The Wikimedia Foundation received a $250,000 grant to support its early stages of search engine project, The Knowledge Engine. The project will develop a search engine that goes across Wikipedia and other Wikimedia’s services, allowing users to obtain relevant information more easily.

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English Wikipedia hits 5-Million articles milestone

After fifteen years of being an online encyclopaedia for people all over the world, the English-language version of Wikipedia now has five million articles. According to Gizmodo, the article that hit the five million mark was an entry on persoonia terminalis, which is a shrub that can be found in eastern Australia.

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Undisclosed paid advocacy made Wikipedia ban 'black hat' accounts

Wikipedia once again began cracking down on both editors and contributors who are violating its guidelines. The editors of the site banned 381 accounts for charging or accepting money for their contributions, without the disclosure of information, which Wikipedia calls "undisclosed paid advocacy."

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Russia cracks down on foreign internet firms

Russia has come up with a new law that empowers the government to not only block websites but also orders them to share data of Russian citizens.

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Google-appointed panel to recommend EU only 'right to be forgotten'

A panel of experts appointed by Google to advise it on a European court ruling ordering it to remove some personal information from search results is leaning toward limiting the application to European websites only.

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Finding hidden gems in cities and countries with new apps

News apps are helping users share information about sights and hidden gems in cities and countries around the globe so other people can benefit from their knowledge.

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Asian Paints picks up 51pct stake in Ethiopian paint maker Kadisco

Mumbai, India-based decorative and industrial paint manufacturer Asian Paints (International) Ltd picked up a 51% stake in Ethiopia-based paint maker Kadisco Chemical Industry PLC for an undisclosed amount.

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Quora to expand website operation, creates the next Wikipedia

Quora has announced taking a bigger step into expanding its business similar offering services similar to that of Wikipedia's, reported Venture Beat.

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Google gets mocked after launching anti-scraping tool Scraper Report

US-based search giant Google got mocked by several netizens yesterday after it launched the Scraper Report, a tool that fights content stealing, because according to them, the company itself is practicing web scraping.

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Wikipedia co-founder picks up big stake in London mobile provider

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales picked up a big stake in London-based mobile provider The People's Operator (TPO) in a bid to expand into the US and other international markets.

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Wikipedia launched new crowdfunding campaign to raise USD50 million

Wikimedia Foundation Inc., operator of the world's #5 website Wikipedia, on Tuesday began its new crowdfunding campaign. The foundation seeks to raise USD50 million, up from the USD30 million it raised last year.

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Wikipedia's demise to continue if editing tools and system are not fixed - reports

Two separate reports concluded that Wikipedia may shut down early if it does address the issues of its declining editor base and its bureaucratic system and guidelines.

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