Latest Wikipedia Stories

2009-07-17 15:55:00

A dispute over Wikipedia’s use of images from the Web site of a British art gallery is heating up as the online encyclopedia accuses the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) of violating its public service objective.

2009-06-29 14:55:20

The New York Times reported on Monday that it had collaborated with online encyclopedia Wikipedia to keep news of its kidnapped reporter in Afghanistan from going public for more than seven months.

2009-05-13 08:00:00

A first-of-its-kind toolset is empowering volunteer translators worldwide to bring TED talks to their communities NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The acclaimed 18-minute talks available free on the TED website will now be accessible beyond the English-speaking world, through the TED Open Translation Project (www.ted.com/translation), which launches today. A year in the making, the project offers video subtitles, time-coded transcripts and the ability for volunteers worldwide to translate...

2009-05-13 07:00:00

Links to Wikipedia records provided in collaboration with Wikipedia volunteers COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society and the most comprehensive and authoritative source of chemical information, has launched a new, free, web-based resource called Common Chemistry (www.commonchemistry.org). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070817/CLF008LOGO ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090513/CL15892...

2009-04-22 19:00:00

PARIS and SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- - This partnership, the first of its kind, will expand the reach of Wikimedia content through co-branded channels on Orange's mobile and web portals - The two partners will work together to develop new services and features around content from Wikipedia, the flagship project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation today announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership designed to mutually benefit each...

2009-04-21 14:00:00

Researchers around the world are working to create new tools that can quickly ascertain a particular Web site’s credibility.

2009-04-01 13:21:18

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has abandoned the sites Wikia Search project, a movement that attempted to create a community-led search engine.

2009-01-26 16:00:00

Wikipedia, an online user-generated encyclopedia, is considering a radical change to how it is run.

2009-01-03 07:20:00

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, posted a thank you letter on Friday in response to the over 125,000 donors who helped the online user-submitted encyclopedia reach its fundraising goal for fiscal year 2008.

2008-12-08 12:54:45

Several Internet providers in the UK decided to block a Wikipedia page showing an image of a naked girl, angering many users of the site.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.