Latest Wikipedia Stories

2010-02-18 10:50:00

The Internet’s largest company, Google, is offering a $2 million gift to Wikipedia to help support the volunteer-driven online encyclopedia that has become one of the net’s most read websites.

2010-02-11 09:00:00

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFish announced today that its multimedia search engine continues to grow in user base and that it anticipates more than 20 million searches in 2010.

2009-11-26 10:50:00

A recent university study showed that Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, "lost" some 49,000 of its volunteer editors in the first three months of this year.

2009-11-19 13:07:55

Ten events in Internet history have been given Webby Awards after being named the top Internet moments of the decade.

2009-11-04 10:30:00

HELSINKI, November 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Nokia Foundation has granted its 2009 award to Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, the free, multilingual encyclopedia.

2009-08-26 06:25:00

In at attempt to weed-out bogus information on their website, Wikipedia will soon begin experimenting with new screening methods.

2009-08-25 14:13:00

SAN FRANCISCO and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Omidyar Network today announced a grant of up to $2 million over two years to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia, one of the world's top 5 most visited websites.

2009-08-20 13:15:00

Wikipedia said it has released an iPhone application to help smart phone users open pages of its revered online encyclopedia.

2009-08-17 12:12:49

The English version of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia posted its three millionth article on Monday about a Norwegian actress.

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