Wikipedia: News

18 Mar 2021

Paytm

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook develops concern for human rights, and more

Last time Apple feigned privacy concerns, that was revealed to be a ploy to ruin Facebook by going after its ad revenues. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had responded by famously asking employees "to inflict pain" on Apple.

17 Mar 2021

Business

Wikipedia will charge Big Tech for leeching off its content

While the Big Tech loves taking exorbitant revenue cuts from developers and businesses for the use of their platform, Apple, Amazon, and Google have been freeloading off Wikipedia for far too long.

24 Sep 2020

iOS

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

As COVID-19 cases are surging exponentially, it is more important than ever to be fully aware of the situation prevailing in your local area.

27 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Delhi Riots in nutshell: Neither Ram nor Allah, anti-nationals won

If there was one person who could have controlled the Delhi riots, it was Narendra Modi. Systemic failure No. 1.

25 Sep 2019

Chicago

This website converts Wikipedia articles into 'academic papers'

In academia, Wikipedia is often looked down upon. Something about it permitting edits by anyone that professors just can't stand.

29 Aug 2019

India

National Sports Day: Athletes who overcame all odds

Sports, be it of any kind, is played by a number of athletes across the globe.

23 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

Siri goes NSFW, shows penis image when asked about Trump

We have seen assistants fail, miserably.

03 Mar 2018

Shah Rukh Khan

SRK is second-most searched celebrity on Wikipedia, but behind Kim

Shah Rukh Khan enjoys an unparalleled stardom and it has been reinstated. The superstar has toppled the likes of Tom Cruise And Leonardo DiCaprio in the list of most searched celebrity on Wikipedia.

01 Mar 2018

Mumbai

State government, Wikipedia tie up to promote Marathi globally

On Marathi language day, while the Maharashtra Government was being slammed for not having a Marathi translation of the Governor's speech, it also announced a tie-up with Wikipedia to promote the language on a global platform.

26 Sep 2017

WhatsApp

Reports: Chinese censors block WhatsApp after several disruptions

China has blocked the Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp in its territory, security experts have confirmed.

04 Sep 2017

Entertainment

Weird Wikipedia pages: The Internet has a laughable serious problem

Wikipedia articles are good for a quick read but one shouldn't expect them to be properly researched ones.

03 May 2017

Dalai Lama

China is bringing its own "censored" yet "in-depth" Wikipedia

The current condition of Wikipedia in China is quite bizarre, it works fine when someone searches generic stuff, but when sensitive words like "Dalai Lama" and "Xi Jinping" come up, it just shuts down.

25 Apr 2017

Farida Jalal

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales sets up Wikitribune to combat fake news

Let's be honest here, journalism is not what it used to be, with "fake news" spreading like wildfire, through sources which have nothing to do with journalism.

28 Feb 2017

LG

Free Wikipedia access to 11 million Asiacell subscribers in Iraq

Access to Wikipedia will not incur mobile data charges to subscribers of Asiacell, the largest telecom service provider in Iraq.

03 Oct 2016

India

What made news last week?

India's "surgical strike" inside PoK came as a surprise to the world and even Pakistan, who continues to deny that India killed 38 terrorists in 7 terror camps overnight.