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How Wikipedia Transitioned to HHVM - Posted January 8, 2015
How did Wikipedia complete its transition to ... [AllFacebook]

VIDEOS: Facebook's @Scale 2014, Web Track - Posted October 7, 2014
Facebook held its @Scale 2014 conference in San Francisco Sept. 15, and software engineer Tom Occhino shared ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Reveals Agenda for @Scale 2014 - Posted August 25, 2014
Facebook released the agenda for its @Scale 2014 conferenc... [AllFacebook]

Jimmy Wales Reveals Wikimedia is 'Cautious' About Accepting Bitcoin - Posted April 15, 2014
(CoinDesk) Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, said in a Twitter conversation that Wikimedia, the nonprofit foundation that operates the site, was "cautious" about the Internet encyclopedia accepting bitcoin donations. When Twitter user "Mister Schief" asked Wales for an update on Wiki... [Bitcoins Insider]

Wikipedia Tells Top 'Sockpuppet' Firm to Cut It Out Already - Posted November 22, 2013
...and PR is one. Last month we posted a TL;DR piece on Wikipedia's fight to save its reputation from "sockpuppets", or PR people... [FishbowlDC]

Can Wikipedia Defeat the 'Sockpuppets?' - Posted October 22, 2013
It's not just Fox News, guys. Not by a long shot. Wikipedia is in the midst of a crackdown on ethically dubious practices by "sockpuppets" paid t... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Wikipedia Director Will Step Down to Guard Open Internet - Posted March 27, 2013
Sue Gardner, the executive director of the foundation that runs Wikipedia will step down when a successor is found, according to a statement. Gardner h... [AllFacebook]

Wikimedia Foundation Moving Forward with Wikivoyage Travel Info Site - Posted January 14, 2013
Dara Karr of reports that the Wikimedia Foundation is set to launch a new ad-free travel website... []

Wikidata: People And Bots Busy Filling The System In Phase One - Posted December 17, 2012
Ever heard of the Finnish television series Matkaoppaat? It's a program about tour guides abroad - something of a reality show that looks like it has already spawned copycat programs with more on the way in other countries. But of more interest to readers o... []

Wikidata Closes SemTechBiz SF with a Bang - Posted June 13, 2012
Anthony Myers of CMS Wire reports, "Core ideas about a more structured Internet, vis a vis ... []

Search Surges After Google Revamp - Posted June 1, 2012
Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal reports that Google has seen a surge in search activity since launching the ... []

The Wikimedia Foundation Aims to Raise $16M Over Two Months - Posted November 15, 2010
The Wikimedia Foundation set a fundraising goal of $16 million over the next two months, saying it needs the money "to maintain the infrastructure necessary to keep these sites free, stable, and running smoothly, whi... [WebNewser -]