Can Wikipedia data predict the stock market?

Can a company’s performance on the stock market be predicted by the number of views and edits of its Wikipedia page? That’s the question researchers at the Warwick Business School in the United

Published on: May 8th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Encyclopedia Britannica decides to axe iconic print edition

After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica will cease publishing its flagship encyclopedia and concentrate on its digital offerings. "We'd like to think our tradition is not to print, but to bring scholarly knowledge to

Published on: March 14th, 2012 Joab Jackson

This anti-piracy battle may nearly be won, but the war isn’t over

By Brian Jackson “PIPA and SOPA? How about NOPA!” So read the protest splash page on in place of its usual content during Wednesday’s Web strike against anti-piracy legislation being considered by

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Anti-SOPA protesters relentless after Web strike

Wikipedia and others who participated in an unprecedented Internet blackout Wednesday have brought their sites back online with the promise to keep their battle going against the contentious Protect IP Act (PIPA) and

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

SOPA would lead to ‘Mad Max’-style Darknet [ExpressIT]

In a remarkable example of a grassroots campaign gone viral, several websites including Google, Reddit, Wikipedia , BoingBoing, Imgur and Tucows, are planning an unprecedented Internet "strike" Wednesday to protest controversial anti-piracy legislation

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Wikipedia founder hails Google’s China stand, urges Microsoft to follow suit

A co-founder of popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia praised Google for its decision to stop censoring Internet searches in China and called on other major U.S. companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, to follow."Personal hooray,

Published on: March 24th, 2010 Dan Nystedt

Merchant banking firm gets on the SamePage with useful business Wiki

First appearing in 1995, the "wiki" approach to creating interactive and collaborative Web pages quickly became the star format for social networks, but too often business also-rans. Part of the problem comes from

Published on: March 24th, 2009 James E. Gaskin

Wikipedia will soon be easier to use, says founder

Wikis could take a trick or two from Facebook and social media in order to draw more contributors in the new year, says co-founder of Wikia, Angela Beesley, one of the keynote speakers

Published on: January 21st, 2009 Dahna McConnachie

The 10 most embarrassing tech flubs that could happen to you

Call it the "oh-no second." You know--the interval between clicking the Send button on a private e-mail and realizing you just cc'd the entire universe. But it's not just e-mail. Thanks to the

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Wikipedia page ban sparks ethics controversy

The banning of a Wikipedia page by a U.K. Internet watchdog is raising tough questions over how far online censorship should go -- and the decisions made in the coming days could prove

Published on: December 10th, 2008 JR Raphael

How the BlackBerry, iPod and other blockbuster products got their names

Coming up with a great technology product or service is only half the battle these days. Creating a name for said product that is at once cool but not too cool or exclusionary,

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Is Sarah Palin a hacker?

As we've learned over the last few days, the presumptive GOP candidate for vice president is many things: a reformist governor, a hunter, an ex-beauty queen, a mother of five, a physical fitness

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

New Wikia Search puts more editorial control into hands of community

Wikia Search, the open-source search engine that is the brainchild of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, will begin letting anyone participate in building its index by adding, deleting and rating Web pages. "This is

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

It pays to have your head in the clouds: Google’s Glotzbach

Cloud computing will have as profound an impact on IT, business, and life in general as the invention of the “power grid” at the turn of the last century, says a top Google

Published on: April 11th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes