DataSift has added Wikipedia as a data source in its Social Data Platform, allowing companies to track mentions of products and services in real-time on the internet's largest user collaborated encyclopedia.
Foursquare has ditched Google Maps in favour of MapBox using OpenStreetMap data, citing Google Maps pricing as a primary concern. Google Maps began charging some of its biggest API users, like foursquare, last October.
The Wikipedia community has spoken. A 24-hour anti-SOPA blackout protest will begin on Wednesday, January 18 at 5pm Western European Time (WET). During this 24-hour period, English language Wikipedia articles will be unavailable globally - a unprecedented move never before seen in the crowd-sourced encyclopedia's 11-year history.
Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind Wikipedia, the world's largest encyclopedia, has managed to reach its fundraising target of $20 million, ensuring the survival of the collaborative knowledge source through 2012.
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