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Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 12, 2013
Aug 12, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Monday, August 12, 2013

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One of the internet's most famous centers of information, both true and disputed, just finished a big weekend in Hong Kong. Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced internet encyclopedia, just wrapped up its annual Wikimania conference. This year's gathering featured all sorts of discussions, many about the challenges Wikipedia faces, like funding and diversity. The organization is also trying to create a friendlier, more social environment for new contributors. Plus, AOL switches strategies with its hyperlocal Patch site. And, the latest on the NSA and secure email services.

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Should you be concerned about the NSA's surveillance programs?

Aug 12, 2013
Government surveillance, shifting opinions, and the end of email.

Wikimania 2013: What's next for Wikipedia?

Aug 12, 2013
The online, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is thinking about a more social, inclusive future.

One of the internet’s most famous centers of information, both true and disputed, just finished a big weekend in Hong Kong. Wikipedia, the crowd-sourced internet encyclopedia, just wrapped up its annual Wikimania conference. This year’s gathering featured all sorts of discussions, many about the challenges Wikipedia faces, like funding and diversity. The organization is also trying to create a friendlier, more social environment for new contributors. Plus, AOL switches strategies with its hyperlocal Patch site. And, the latest on the NSA and secure email services.

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