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Wikimedia reaches its $16 million goal, Wikipedia to remain ad-free

The foundation behind Wikipedia, Wikimedia, has reached its goal of $16 million in donations, more than doubling the $7.5 million raised in 2009. Over half a million people donated for an average donation of around $22. The donations are for one purpose: to keep Wikipedia ad-free, and having reached its goal, Wikipedia remains the only top-10 site on the Web that is free of ads and funded enti...

Jimmy Wales Chrome extension adds Wikipedia donation banner to every single page

If you can't get enough of WIkipedia founder Jimmy Wales' smiling face, pleading for your donations to keep everyone's favorite community knowledge base afloat, then you need the Jimmy Wales Chrome extension. With this little browser add-on, donation banners featuring Jimbo himself will follow you everywhere you go on the web. I'm not sure why someone would install this on their personal machi...

The Squadcast - Episode #3

Christina and I celebrate all the things we have to be thankful for by talking Vista, Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales and Mahalo while roasting frozen turkey dinners. This week's episode features music by Binärpilot....

Blogging code of conduct - or anything goes?

As a blogger, you have to have teflon skin when you lay your words down and push the publish button. You know at any moment the comments posted can range from "great piece" to "you are a dimbulb" to the worst ever - death threats. Who can say what makes some in the blogosphere as mean, if not meaner, as the high school girls named Heather in the movie, Heathers? In any event, the present state has...

Amazon buys a chunk of Wikia

VentureBeat is reporting that Amazon has bought a major stake in wiki company Wikia. Like many companies, Wikia allows people to create wikis for their interests or organizations. The company stands out in many people's minds because it's the brainchild of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Part of the purchase includes more than $2 million for the purchase of ArmchairGM, a somewhat successful sports ...