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After a 5-year beta period, Wikipedia finally moves into the video era with an HTML5 player

thenextweb.com
With more than half-a-billion monthly visitors, Wikipedia needs little introduction. But while the not-for-profit is renowned for its crowdsourced, text and image-based online encyclopedia, it typically isn’t known for its video content. It’s a lot harder to collaborate and co-edit an uploaded video, right? Now, however, Wikipedia is looking to...
After a 5-year beta period, Wikipedia finally moves into the video era with an HTML5 player

Amazon launches cloud app store (and eats ecosystem?)

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Amazon Web Services has launched an app store that promises users one-click deployment of their favorite software programs and applications. While it’s a great move by AWS and likely good news for customers, the aptly named AWS Marketplace isn’t necessarily good news for the myriad startups that host their PaaS and...
Amazon launches cloud app store (and eats ecosystem?)
Wikimedia readies its 'WYSIWYG' visual editor for English-language Wikipedia articles starting early July

Wikimedia launches 'Nearby' to surface Wikipedia articles based on location, and it wants your photos too

thenextweb.com
Wikimedia Foundation, the charitable organization behind Wikipedia and other online collaborative projects, has introduced a new Nearby page as it looks to surface articles based on a user’s location. Back in January, the Wikimedia Foundation announced a new GeoData extension for MediaWiki, which promised to provide a “structured way to...
Wikimedia launches 'Nearby' to surface Wikipedia articles based on location, and it wants your photos too

Wikipedia debuts 'Nearby' feature for web & mobile to discover pages around you

venturebeat.com
July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Encyclopedia-of-everything Wikipedia has launched a new Nearby page for the web and mobile devices that shows information about locales that are close to you. The Wikimedia Foundation has been testing the applications tying location data with pages since...
Wikipedia debuts 'Nearby' feature for web & mobile to discover pages around you
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Wikipedia expects to offer SMS-based access within months

www.engadget.com
Wikipedia has long been pushing for access to its communal knowledge among those who can't afford the latest technology, going so far as to strike deals with carriers to deliver free mobile web viewing. It's set to expand that reach to those for whom any advanced cellphone is out...
Wikipedia expects to offer SMS-based access within months

Amazon launches new online store for cloud-based software

www.geekwire.com
Amazon Web Services is hoping to make it easier for customers to find Web-based software with today’s launch of AWS Marketplace, a new online store where customers can purchase software and pay by the hour or month. The new store features products and services from companies such as Couchbase, Check Point Software,...
Amazon launches new online store for cloud-based software

Sony PS4 rumors confirmed and 11 other posts you may have missed this week

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Sony revealed it's plan to put a PS4 on the shelves before the holiday season this year, and we had many suspicions about its controller and internals confirmed, despite the fact that Sony didn't actually have a box to show the press. We also imagined the future of both...
Sony PS4 rumors confirmed and 11 other posts you may have missed this week
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