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Palestinian to launch $10 million Arabic online encyclopedia

DUBAI (Reuters) - A 75-year-old Palestinian businessman is on a $10 million mission to boost Arabic on the Internet, where it accounts for less than 1 percent of websites despite being spoken by one in 20 people worldwide. Full story

Wikipedia 'Edit Wars': The most hotly contested topics

A behind-the-scenes look at the so-called edit wars on Wikipedia has revealed the topics people argue about the most across the globe. The winners: religion and politics. Considering that Wikipedia is the result of mass collaboration, with essentially 40 million editors, back-and-forth editing — Full story

Wikipedia expects to offer SMS-based access within months

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 of the question. I Full story

Wikipedia adds watchlists to mobile web app, plans to release more features soon

With over three billion mobile pageviews last month, Wikipedia certainly has the consumption side of information down. Mobile content creation, on the other hand, has been severely limited. Beginning with updates released today, the Wikimedia mobile web team aims to change that. This latest web app Full story

'Thingle' is a Cross Between Pinterest and Wikipedia

When you want to collect and share cool gadgets or pictures from the Web, Pinterest is the place to be. But Pinterest has limits — it's mainly about the pictures, not the details. Full story

Roth Unable to Correct Wikipedia About His Book

You can’t make this stuff up. Wikipedia refused to correct an error about a major work of literature, even after the error was pointed out -- by the author himself. Full story

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Stephen Colbert got in some trouble with Wikipedia after editing pages on-air and recommending his audience do the same. Wikipedia has now locked the editing option for top veepstakes contenders!

  Very Last Word: Can Wikipedia predict the VP?

The New York Times' Nate Silver discusses the likelihood multiple Wikipedia updates predicting who Mitt Romney will pick for vice president.

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Could updates to candidates' Wikipedia pages be a clue to who Mitt Romney will choose as his VP? MSNBC's Alex Wagner and New York Times' blogger and number cruncher guru Nate Silver discuss which candidates' stocks are up.

  Veepstakes clue: Wikipedia?

Want another clue as to who Mitt Romney will choose for his vice presidential running mate? Check Wikipedia.

  New article finds members of Congress are scrubbing their Wikipedia pages

Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish talks with BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski about his latest article that looked into embarrassing edits made by members of Congress to their own Wikipedia pages. Political analyst Ron Reagan also joins in the discussion.

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Wikipedia webpage in use on a laptop computer is seen in this photo illustration taken in Washington

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