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....The British public relations firm Bell Pottinger is having to salvage its own reputation over its work for a South African company owned by a family of controversial businessmen. Leaked emails reportedly show that the firm suggested its client, a company owned by the wealthy Gupta family, doctored its Wikipedia page to present itself in a better light. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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British PR firm Bell Pottinger apologizes for South Africa campaign image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 07:42:03 PM
....The British public relations firm Bell Pottinger is having to salvage its own reputation over its work for a South African company owned by a family of controversial businessmen. Leaked emails reportedly show that the firm suggested its client, a company owned by the wealthy Gupta family, doctored its Wikipedia page to present itself in a better light. ...
Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 01:34:07 PM
. Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia. ...
Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:40:00 AM
....Wait, don't you mean houmous? Let's sort out the disagreement over how to spell it first. Wikipedia lists five spellings - hummus, houmous, humus, hommus and hommos. ...
Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:50:10 PM
. Wikipedia's co-founder Jimmy Wales is planning a news service that combines the work of professional journalists and volunteers. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
....The 15-second ad features a man in a Burger King uniform leaning into the camera to say: “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?”. People with the Google Home assistant and Android phones with voice search enabled within listening range of their TV discovered that the command triggered devices to read aloud the Wikipedia entry for Burger King’s flagship burger. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
....It turns out that the advertising industry is beginning to smell a rat in this hi-tech nirvana. It is the same with using the cloud to store our digital photographs, browse the web, download podcasts, watch YouTube Lolcats, look up Wikipedia and check our Facebook newsfeeds. ...
Utopian thinking: the eclipse of neoliberalism heralds a new dawn of sharing | Minna Salami image
.... We ought to take a look through the common window for a view of the most paradigm-shifting and alternative governance system for the 21st century. There are many examples of existing commons; from platforms such as Loomio (an online tool for effective group decision-making), Bangla-Pesa (a Kenyan programme to help small business) and Farm Hack (a worldwide community of farmers) to political groups such as Podemos and Anonymous to knowledge databases, open source initiatives and Wikipedia. ...
Norway’s $885bn-nil advantage in Britain’s sea of social troubles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 12:51:15 PM
.... There is an ingrained culture of short-termism in which consumers spend more than they earn and governments can see no further than the next election. As the Wikipedia list of sovereign wealth funds shows, even the world’s poorest countries have tried to put some of the proceeds from oil and gas extraction away for a rainy day. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
.... None of the best of these maintains a public character by just assuming people will be good or by adopting not-for-profit business models and assuming, arrogantly, that they’d be different somehow. The exception that proves the point is Wikipedia, which did commit itself to a structured non-profit path. ...
Google responds on skewed Holocaust search results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:12:44 PM
....He added, however, that Bing - Microsoft's search engine - seemed to be doing "a better job" with these sorts of queries, though it was "not immune" to the issue. "It seems to be rewarding Wikipedia more than Google does," he said. ...
Lily Cole: 'Businesses are running the world' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 07:15:01 AM
....Last year the company launched its own marketplace for sustainable fashion and started a membership scheme with rewards including a free magazine. But is it possible for the company, which has received help from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus, to find a financial solution when the core principle of its product is that it operates without money?. ...
Scottish push for 'pumped hydro' power image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:02:59 AM
....The firm is arguing that new pumped hydro is needed because of tightening electricity margins, the need for increased capacity and the need to maximise the efficiency of output from wind turbines. The Cruachan plant is a tourist attraction which is said by Wikipedia to have been the setting for a Bond movie. ...
India blocks Zuckerberg's free net app image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 11:02:28 AM
....However, it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data providers should not favour some online services over others. The free content included selected local news and weather forecasts, the BBC, Wikipedia and some health sites. ...
Facing complex challenges, Twitter should focus on its strengths image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:00:25 PM
....On the other hand, many other investors said Twitter isn’t going anywhere. One Twitter backer said his investment was on its way to becoming “furniture of the internet”, much like Wikipedia or Craigslist. ...
Kevin Spacey fears repeat of Sony hack in new role as Hollywood studio boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 01:10:01 AM
....Related: Kevin Spacey: five best moments. “Obviously the Sony hack was a wake-up call for anyone in my industry, and I would think for anyone in any industry,” Spacey told a debate on cybersecurity at the Davos summit that also featured Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. ...
How Wikipedia changed the world  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:05:08 PM
. On its 15th birthday, Wikipedia, the free-access web encyclopedia with over 38 million articles in 250 different languages, is the world's largest single repository of human knowledge. ...
India puts the brakes on Facebook image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 05:03:57 PM
....The associated app, which provides access to selected services, was renamed as Free Basics earlier this year. Content includes pages from selected local news and weather forecast providers, the BBC, Wikipedia and various health services. ...
Don't blame Marissa Mayer: Nobody was going to save Yahoo image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 11:30:44 PM
.... Yahoo is the world’s fifth-most popular website, according to rankings from Alexa. It is visited more than Amazon, Wikipedia or eBay. ...
Defence review could target businesses outside arms trade to focus on Islamic State image
.... . Boeing's P-8 Poseidon has been seen as a frontrunner to replace the Nimrod aircraft  Photo: Wikipedia. ...
Five tips for tech start-up success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 06:08:12 AM
. What does it take to be a successful internet entrepreneur? How do you build a global digital brand from scratch like Instagram, Kickstarter or Wikipedia?. ...
VIDEO: Wikipedia founder: Ready to 'reboot' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 15th of November 2015 12:01:23 AM
. Jimmy Wales, the cofounder of Wikipedia, offers the business advice he wishes he had had when he started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets. ...
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Changing Kenya's education by phone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 12:02:00 AM
.... . "We are trying to bring 'gamefication' into the app, along with access to Wikipedia and an interactive chat - an environment in which people are learning, but at the same time being incentivised by fun things," says Mr Kagichiri, who taught himself to programme when he was eight-years-old. ...
Notes on a scandal: using technology to improve a company's reputation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of October 2015 09:48:51 AM
....The answer is a qualified yes. Re-writing Wikipedia entries to hide unpleasant truths, posting fake reviews on social media and misusing keywords in an attempt to manipulate search rankings are all technologically possible but they are also ethically unacceptable and a terrible idea practically, says Tim Maltin, the chief executive of Maltin PR. ...
Volkswagen UK boss Paul Willis: I 'apologise sincerely' over emissions scandal image
.... . UK boss Paul Willis apologises to the transport select committee (PA / Wikipedia) . ...
Lockheed Martin offers up Nimrod replacement image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 12th of September 2015 05:00:56 PM
.... . Boeing's P-8 Poseidon is seen as the frontrunner to replace the Nimrod  Photo: Wikipedia. ...
Banking glitches are no surprise: the tech is 60 years old image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 31st of August 2015 10:18:31 PM
Master SEO and rise up the Google rankings image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of July 2015 06:00:06 AM
. Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales once reportedly said: “If it isn’t on Google, it doesn’t exist”. ...
Greece debt crisis: Alexis Tsipras is an author of Greek tragedy, says Wikipedia image
.... But for a couple of hours on one afternoon, it was sort of official. Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister and leader of Syriza briefly had his name added to the usually sedate Wikipedia page for Greek tragedy yesterday, before watchful editors swooped in and fixed it again. ...
Why is Facebook opening an office in Africa? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of June 2015 09:47:03 AM
.... . These include AccuWeather, BBC News, Facebook, Messenger, Google Search, Wikipedia, Facts for Life and UNICEF, as well as a number of locally-specific apps such as Go Zambia Jobs and India Today. ...
Apple launches star-studded streaming service Apple Music image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 07:46:15 PM
.... Apple also launched iOS 9, the latest software update for iPhone and iPad, featuring significant updates to digital assistant Siri, which now answers more than one billion voice requests per week. Asking Siri to display ‘photos from London last June’ will instantly return all pictures taking during this period, and returns search information drawn from news publications, Wikipedia and content from your own device. ...
Protests grow against Internet.org image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of May 2015 11:31:58 AM
....org allows subscribers of partner mobile networks to use a limited number of online services without having to pay to make use of the data involved. They include Wikipedia, the Facts for Life health site run by the United Nations Children's Fund, BBC News, Facebook, Accuweather and a selection of local news and sports results providers. ...
10 ingenious ways to drive more traffic to your website image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 18th of May 2015 04:40:34 PM
.... Reddit attracts 700m unique visitors each month . Look for broken “citation” links on  Wikipedia. ...
Alberta’s rulers were untouchable - but then the climate changed on its oil image
.... The real sharing economy exists. Wikipedia has broadened access to knowledge and is funded by donations; Craigslist has nearly killed off local newspapers but has remained admirably immune to the lure of big money. ...
Google search changes favour mobile image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of April 2015 12:20:22 PM
....Google is updating its search algorithms to favour websites that work well on mobile devices. Sections of sites owned by the European Union, the BBC and Wikipedia currently fail the search giant's Mobile Friendly Test developer tool. ...
Business delivers for the Conservatives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of April 2015 06:19:40 PM
....I note that a group of business people are supporting the Tory’s economic plan (Report, 1 April). I thought it of interest to relate their salaries and wealth to their views using Google and Wikipedia. ...
The People's Operator is overvalued image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of January 2015 06:00:28 AM
.... . The business has received high profile backing by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, and recently raised £20m of new money on Aim last month. ...
City Diary: Under pressure: Now the Walkie Scorchie whistles too image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 05:00:25 AM
.... -------------------------------------------------- . Wikipedia, the self-styled “small, non-profit” organisation, raised eyebrows when it recently started asking users to donate £3 to keep the site “ad free” – despite its parent company, the Wikimedia Foundation, reporting revenues of $52. ...
VIDEO: Wikipedia founder backs 'Google tax' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of December 2014 09:18:25 AM
. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has backed plans for a so-called "Google tax". ...
Dashwood: Ladbrokes on the inside track for bookie's next CEO image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of December 2014 01:00:05 PM
.... -------------------------------------------------- . Dashwood was confused to see a large banner ad flashing up on the Wikipedia homepage last week. ...
From Snapchat to surgery, here's why 2014 is the real 'year of the selfie' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of December 2014 09:32:16 AM
.... • August 2014: a monkey reportedly hijacks a photographer's camera and takes a grinning selfie. Wikipedia then claims the monkey owns the image's copyright . ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 5th of December 2014 12:59:57 AM
....8p, while a profit upgrade pushed Robert Walters 31p higher to 304p as the recruiter told the market to expect full-year figures “materially ahead” of expectations. The People’s Operator, the socially minded mobile network backed by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, got off to a strong start on AIM. ...
. The founder of Wikipedia has welcomed George Osborne’s decision to impose a “Google tax” and said offshore avoidance by multinational companies is “a real problem and it has to be fixed”. ...
Sir Richard Branson's detractors should not sneer at the East Coast decision  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 27th of November 2014 10:12:23 PM
.... . Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has spent much of the last few weeks proudly telling anyone who will listen about the virtues of his new company – The People’s Operator. ...
Wikipedia founder to float The People's Operator for £100m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 27th of November 2014 06:31:05 PM
. Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, has drummed up investor support for a £100m London listing of his charity mobile phone company, The People’s Operator. ...
Wonga chief admits reforms are only ‘halfway there’ image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:51:27 AM
....Asked how far its reform programme has got, Mr Brookes said the company was “about half way there”. The Labour MP Andrew Love asked whether he was aware an employee involved in sending abusive tweets to MP Stella Creasy, a vocal critic of the company, and altering her Wikipedia entry was now “a special assistant to the chairman”. ...
Facebook in talks with Avanti over Africa deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of November 2014 08:30:18 PM
.... . In February, Mr Zuckerberg gave the keynote speech at the industry’s biggest conference, in which he called on them to help create “a basic dial tone for the internet” that would enable people to freely access information services such as Wikipedia. ...
Wikipedia founder to float mobile phone company image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 11th of October 2014 06:47:47 PM
. A mobile phone network backed by the founder of Wikipedia is planning to float in London. ...
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales: 'Free Wiki could save thousands of lives' image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 3rd of October 2014 03:57:03 PM
. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has warned that thousands of preventable deaths are occurring in emerging economies, calling for more to be done to improve access to medical information. ...
Offensive Greggs logo goes viral on Google image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of August 2014 01:20:42 PM
....wikia. com, a parody of Wikipedia, and its appearance was due to a glitch in Google's algorithms. ...
Photographer 'lost £10,000' in Wikipedia monkey 'selfie' row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of August 2014 10:56:47 AM
. A photographer involved in a copyright row with Wikipedia over a monkey "selfie" says he has lost £10,000 in income over two years because of it. ...
Jimmy Wales: digital champion of free speech image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of August 2014 11:09:01 PM
. When Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales married Tony Blair's long serving aide Kate Garvey, they chose a chapel in the heart of London's tech city. ...
We’ve crossed the final frontier with space exploration image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 20th of July 2014 05:30:40 PM
.... . In an era when even the most exotic locations have Wikipedia entries and TripAdvisor reviews, it can be easy to think that the age of exploration is over. ...
WWDC 2014: Apple's keynote session - as it happened image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of June 2014 06:00:51 PM
Google begins implementation of 'right to be forgotten' ruling with online takedown form image
....The committee will be co-chaired by Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt and its chief legal counsel David Drummond. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and the UN’s special rapporteur on freedom of expression Frank La Rue will also sit on the board. ...
Google chief Eric Schmidt says 'right to be forgotten' ruling has got the balance 'wrong' image
....Experts are currently divided over the controversial ruling, with regards to both the ethical and practical ramifications. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has described the ruling as “ridiculous,” saying it could easily lead to broad censorship. ...

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