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Search engine corporation Google has donated over US$ 2 million to the Wikimedia Foundation, a move that may reinforce the "symbiotic relationship" between Google and Wikipedia, according to Business Week. The total donations the free online encyclopaedia raised added up to US$10.6 million for its fiscal year ending in June, a 20 percent spike since the same time the previous year, wrote the Inquirer on Thursday.

There is speculation regarding why Google prefers Wikipedia to other sites, according to Business Week. One proposed explanation is that Google is Wikipedia's advertising partner.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales approximated that Wikipedia receives between 60 to 70 percent of its traffic from Google searches. Pages from the encyclopaedia show up relatively high in searches because Wikipedia has a significant amount of high-quality content that bring about lots of linking and subsequently gets ranked highly thanks to Google's PageRank technology.


Alisa Zykova


2010-02-22 13:14

Promising to "[j]azz up your blog, at no cost, with millions of premium, relevant, fresh and legal images to choose from," PicApp today announced it has taken another step toward "solidifying its position as the ultimate source for images online," TechCrunch reported Tuesday.

The step entails a partnership with WordPress, which is apparently the online self-publishing home of choice, boasting more than 7.5 million bloggers to its credit.

While PicApp's venture with WordPress is not the first such partnership by the Israel- and San Francisco-based image broker, this project appears to be PicApp's most ambitious thus far.

Presently, PicApp claims a databank of 20 million premium images, purportedly properly licensed for legal compliance, and fully tagged for improved searchability.


Leah McBride Mensching


2009-10-06 18:35

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