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monkey selfie
2014-08-22 07:39:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Bad news for the British photographer who allowed a curious monkey to take a selfie using his equipment – or, indeed, any of us looking to allow wild animals to borrow our smartphones or cameras to take self-portraits – US officials have issued new rules declaring that the images cannot be copyrighted. In a recent update to its regulations, the US Copyright Office has ruled that it “will not register works produced by...

2014-08-21 16:27:01

Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director and Open Source Specialist to Lend Expertise to Enable Personal Learning for All LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenEd (www.OpenEd.io), the largest K-12 educational resource catalog, announced the addition of Lila Tretikov to its board of directors today. Tretikov will provide her expertise to assist OpenEd's mission to provide open source, modern teaching tools and resources to educators allowing them to create a personal...

wikipedia fights forgotten
2014-08-08 04:20:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Vowing to fight what they call the “censorship” of “right to be forgotten” laws, the organization that runs Wikipedia has started publicly posting the notices it receives when search engines intend to remove links from their results, various media outlets reported on Wednesday. According to Alex Hern of The Guardian, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales revealed that Google had been asked to remove five links from the online...

2014-05-16 23:06:08

The annual conference, taking place on June 16-18 in New York City, will include speakers from Philips, Kaplan Higher Education, Amazon, Netflix, Oracle, IBM, Wikimedia and many more. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Kaltura, the leading open source video platform (http://www.kaltura.com), announced today that its annual event, Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Experience Conference, will take place in New York City on June 16-18. Now in its 4th year, Kaltura Connect is the ‘go to’...

2014-04-28 23:12:34

KeepCalling supports Wikipedia’s efforts to make information and knowledge available to people all over the world by donating $4000. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 Wikipedia has 30 million articles written in 287 languages and more than 500 million unique visitors per month. And the story goes on. That’s why KeepCalling decided to support this immense project called Wikipedia, offering a $4000 donation. This is the fourth time KeepCalling supports Wikipedia’s efforts to spread...

Wikipedia Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Sockpuppetters
2013-11-22 11:51:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People turn to Wikipedia for everything from finding trivia answers to delivering speeches, making accurate and bias-free content on the site a necessity for its existence. Now, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) which runs Wikipedia is stepping up its efforts against a Texas firm it has accused of paid advocacy through the editing of content on the online resource. On Tuesday, attorneys representing WMF sent a “cease-and-desist”...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.