Wikipedia: News

30 Apr 2024


Meet Ruviki: Russia's state-controlled version of Wikipedia

Russia has launched a state-controlled version of Wikipedia known as Ruviki.

03 May 2023


May or August, when is Aruna Irani's birthday

Having done more than 300 films in her career, Aruna Irani is known as the "Dancing Queen" of Bollywood. More than acting and dancing, Irani is also famous for her birth date.

18 Mar 2021


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


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.

25 Sep 2019

Google Chrome

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.

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


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.

04 Sep 2017


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


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


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.