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Wikimedia Foundation Asks Big Tech To Pay For Trove of Data

The Wikimedia Foundation this week is launching an enterprise service that delivers more uniform and reliable data feeds, a test of whether Silicon Valley giants are willing to make recurring payments to an organization that has helped stoke their collective multi-billion dollar profits. Big tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook have long used data from Wikipedia to power search...

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