Wikipedia

  • EC issues instructions on the use of social media in elections 25-10-2013 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued instructions on the use of Social Media by political parties in the coming election to five state assemblies. A press release from the ECI said: The Commission's attention was drawn to use of social media for election campaigning and also...
  • Little-known Hollywood investor Suhail Rizvi poised to score with Twitter IPO 05-10-2013 09:51 AM

    Los Angles/ San Francisco: When Twitter goes public in coming weeks, one of the biggest winners will be a 47-year-old financier who guards his secrecy so zealously that he employs a person to take down his Wikipedia entry and scrub his picture from the Internet. Over the past two years,...
  • Now, registered users can upload videos on Wikipedia 10-11-2012 10:36 AM

    Moscow: Wikipedia, the world's largest online encyclopedia, has launched a new project enabling registered users to post videos, according to the portal's press service. "A new video player has been enabled on Wikipedia and its sister sites, and it comes with the promise of bringing free educational videos to more...
  • Watch: 'Human Wikipedia' Steve Ellison in action! 05-11-2012 03:00 PM

    Meet Steve Ellison who is called the Human Wikipedia for remembering the birth and death year of any famous person in history. Watch how he parries questions with strangers quizzing him about his 'gift'. ...
  • Wikipedia gets $20 mn in annual fundraising drive 04-01-2012 02:03 PM

    San Francisco: Wikipedia has raised $20 million in its annual plea for donations to help expand and improve the Internet's leading encyclopedia. More than 1 million people throughout the world contributed the money during a 46-day fundraising drive, which concluded Sunday. The amount pledged to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit...
  • Google's Brin donates $500,000 to Wikipedia 20-11-2011 01:24 PM

    Moscow: The co-founder of Google, Sergei Brin, has donated $500,000 to Wikipedia's foundation, Wikimedia, the foundation said on its web site Saturday. Brin granted $500,000 from The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, the charity fund run by him and his wife, Anne Wojcicki, reported RIA Novosti. The money however will not cover...
  • Wikipedia has big plans for India: Co-founder 19-11-2011 07:42 AM

    Mumbai: When looking for a one stop source of information on virtually anything under the sun, more often than not people turn to Wikipedia, a site on which ordinary people who are armed with simple internet access can update information as it happens when it happens. Co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy...
  • Wikipedia focusing on India this year 07-11-2011 09:26 AM

    Doha: One of the world's most popular websites Wikipedia has turned its focus on India this year, and is working to reach out to people in the country as part of its expansion plans. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said that the free Internet encyclopedia has a bunch of people on...
  • Wikipedia to focus on India this year: Founder 06-11-2011 08:37 PM

    Doha: One of the world's most popular websites Wikipedia has turned its focus on India this year, and is working to reach out to people in the country as part of its expansion plans. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said that the free Internet encyclopedia has a bunch of people on...
  • Wikipedia says it's losing contributors 05-08-2011 07:32 AM

    Haifa, Israel: Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that is written entirely by volunteers and allows anyone to edit its entries, is losing contributors, its founder complained Thursday. Speaking with The Associated Press on the sidelines of the website's annual conference, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said the nonprofit company that runs the...
  • 10 lesser known facts about Wikipedia 15-01-2011 12:29 PM

    New Delhi: Whenever we want to know something about something we log on to Wikipedia. Even though the information is not always correct, the online encyclopaedia manages to, more often than not, quench our thirst for knowledge. On Wikipedia's 10th anniversary I dug through Wikipedia and its associated websites to...
  • Wikimedia India Chapter takes shape 15-01-2011 07:31 AM

    Bangalore: Wikimedia India Chapter, an independent organisation that will support and promote Wikimedia, a collaborative project of Wikipedia, the world's free online encyclopaedia, has been formally established here. The setting up of the organisation, the first in the Indian subcontinent and the 29th Wikimedia chapter to be established the world...
  • 'Wikipedia's biggest impact yet to come' 15-01-2011 06:56 AM

    London: Wikipedia's impact on the world has yet to peak as the open online encyclopaedia aims to double its reach, mainly through expansion in developing countries, founder Jimmy Wales told Reuters. Wikipedia already has about 400 million users and is in the top 10 most popular websites in the world....
  • Top 10: Most viewed Wikipedia articles 14-01-2011 12:16 PM

    With 365 million readers and 17 million articles Wikipedia is the eighth most visited website in the world. On January 15, 2011 the world's largest online general reference work completes a decade of its existence. The monthly page views of popular Wikipedia articles run into millions, a figure other mainstream...
  • Wikipedia set to open first overseas office in India 13-01-2011 04:45 PM

    New York: Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, is set to open its first overseas office outside of the United States in India, which will focus on expanding its database in Hindi and all other official languages of the country. India was chosen because of its large population and increasing number of...
  • On 10th anniversary, Wikipedia seeks women editors 13-01-2011 11:34 AM

    New York: Wikipedia, the online trove of assorted facts and trivia, is trying to be more well-rounded. As the encyclopaedia nears its 10th birthday on Saturday, its leaders are seeking a more diverse group of editors - specifically, women, people in developing countries and people with expertise in assorted disciplines....
  • Wikipedia, 10 years old, targets India 13-01-2011 10:21 AM

    New York: With China virtually cut off and Western markets maturing, Wikipedia is targeting India first and possibly Brazil next to reach its goal of 1 billion users, Executive Director Sue Gardner says. The San Francisco-based online encyclopaedia, which turns 10 years old on Saturday, also vows to reach that...
  • How Wikipedia wooed and won the world 12-01-2011 10:30 AM

    Berlin: An encyclopaedia that anybody can help to write - whether a pupil or a professor? Encyclopaedia entries which are updated from one minute to the next? And all of that financed by reader donations? Ten years ago when online companies vanished almost as quickly as they appeared, nobody thought...
  • Cuba launches Wikipedia-like online encyclopedia 14-12-2010 10:31 AM

    Havana: Cuba has begun its own online encyclopedia, similar to Wikipedia, with the goal of presenting its version of the world and history. It describes its longtime ideological enemy, the United States, as "the empire of our time" and "the most powerful nation of all time." EcuRed (www.ecured.cu) will be...
  • WikiLeaks was irresponsible: Wikipedia co-founder 28-09-2010 05:23 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said Tuesday that whistle-blower website WikiLeaks' decision to publish entire contents of classified US military documents was irresponsible and could put innocent lives at risk. WikiLeaks drew worldwide publicity in late July when it posted a huge trove of secret US military documents about...
  • Wikipedia all set to open office in India 28-09-2010 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: One of the most popular and user-friendly websites, Wikipedia, is now all set to open its office in India. Wikipedia is the world’s largest online encyclopedia, which is written not by experts, but by editors like you and me. Yet, the site comes close to Encyclopedia Britannica in...
  • Google Health Speaks: online medical info in Hindi 07-09-2010 10:58 AM

    Dubai: Internet search giant Google is encouraging volunteers to translate health-related articles in Hindi under its initiative to boost the amount of online medical information in local languages. Google.org has introduced pilots for its initiative 'Health Speaks' that aims to increase the online health information in Hindi, Arabic and Swahili....
  • Wikipedia getting a new look 12-05-2010 02:20 PM

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  • Wikipedia faces Google-y, rival Knol launched 15-12-2007 10:39 AM

    Kolkata: Young India leg spinner Piyush Chawla should bowl from closer to the stumps while offie Harbhajan Singh needs to flight the ball with a little more craft to make a greater impact in the World Cup, says spin legend Erapalli Prasanna. The tweaker, who was part of the famous...
  • Write your own Wikipedia for free! 19-05-2007 11:32 PM

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  • Wikia Inc to launch new search engine 08-05-2007 12:06 PM

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  • Wikipedia gets bigger, better, freer 11-12-2006 09:45 PM

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