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Until yesterday, I was wondering why the Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a honest Christian man who goes to church every Sunday, was not letting fly at the men who had tried to reclaim money from the poor and starving in this country and ended up with a bill of $1.2 billion in legal fees.

Published in Open Sauce

Globally renowned author Philip Roth, him of Portnoy's Complaint fame, who passed away two years ago, faced an unusual situation eight years ago, in which Wikipedia is refused to correct a mistake in an entry discussing his novel The Human Stain despite his making a request for a correction. The people behind the Internet encyclopedia apparently wanted a secondary source to back up Roth's claims that there was a mistake.

Published in Open Sauce

Education start-up Zookal has launched a new app called Quiz Infinity that offers a selections of quizzes based on popular content from Wikipedia using artificial intelligence.

Published in Apps

Wikipedia has begun a three-week campaign to push for fair use copyright exceptions in Australia, and will display banners promoting the concept on English articles that are viewed in the country.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 27 February 2017 22:02

Battle of the (Wikipedia) bots

Well-intentioned programmers have made bots to automate Wikipedia editing. Yet one person's treasure is another person's trash, resulting in bots clashing and consistently undoing each other's work.

Published in Apps
Monday, 28 July 2014 16:55

We love to hate our social networks

Users remain largely unhappy with their social networks despite small increases from Facebook and LinkedIn this year, new research shows.

Published in Home Tech

Localscope, the popular location browser for the iPhone, in its latest version update v2.3, aggregates relevant geo tagged information about local places and landmarks from the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. The new version also integrates with Citysearch the popular yellow pages infobase provided by Citygrid enabling users to find restaurants, local businesses or services around them.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012 10:02

Sydneysider to give keynote at Wikimania

Sydneysider Mary Gardiner, a well-known figure in Australian FOSS circles, has been chosen to give the opening keynote at Wikimania, the international conference for Wikipedia-related projects, in Washington DC in July.

Published in Open Source

If you grew up with a set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica on a bookshelf in your home, as I did, your children will now never be able to do the same (unless you buy an old print edition second-hand), as EB goes completely digital - a journey it started 20 years ago.

Published in Home Tech

It's not unusual to see mobile operators offering plans that include unmetered access to social networking sites such as Facebook. More constructively, Orange will waive data charges for Wikipedia access by its customers in Africa and the Middle East.

Published in Strategy

A growing number of web sites are planning online protests this month against the SOPA and PIPA legislation being introduced to the US House of Representatives and Senate. Wikipedia is the latest big-name site to join the cause.

Published in Strategy

The Brin Wojcicki Foundation has funded the Wikimedia Foundation to the tune of $US500,000.

Published in Development

The Alfred P Sloan Foundation has made a second $US3 million grant of $3 million to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia.

Published in Development

Wikipedia's 'users and contributors' around the world are celebrating and marking 'the project's first decade' which will officially arrive on January 15, 2011.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 11 November 2010 11:42

Mac OS X 10.6.5 arrives

Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update, but there's no mention of AirPrint support. There's also a security update for Mac OS X 10.5.8.

Friday, 09 July 2010 11:05

New face joins Wikimedia board

The new lineup of the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees was announced at the Wikimania conference this week.

Published in People Moves
Friday, 18 June 2010 11:34

NICTA spins off compression technology

NICTA has spun-off another piece of its intellectual property into a start-up company, Cohesive Data, that will initially offer its technology to US mobile carriers.

The appointment of Bishakha Datta has filled the one remaining vacancy on Wikimedia's board of trustees.

Published in People Moves
Monday, 29 March 2010 20:22

Wikipedia prepares for Wikifacelift

After many years, the Wikipedia website will finally be going Hollywood and getting a facelift for a 'more updated look and feel', a new editing toolbar, improvements to the wiki code and other changes.

Published in Home Tech
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