Jimmy Wales

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“Saying we’re only looking for unicorns isn’t necessarily taking the right view; we’re looking for quality.” Image: iStock

Failure, in most walks of life, can seem like such a final, irreversible misstep. In Silicon Valley it is just the beginning. Steve Jobs said of failu(...)

‘This isn’t copyright reform. It’s copyright redefinition to benefit – surprise – corporations’

Wednesday was not a good day for the internet. In a morning vote in Brussels, the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted 14-9 to(...)

Microsoft is among the tech giants that could see their power curbed under the new rules. Photograph: PA Wire

Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech giants could face more curbs on their market power after a European Parliament committee voted in favour of(...)

Davos: home to 3,000 delegates and journalists for four days. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

For global business and political leaders gathered for the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, the hassle of getting to Europe’s highes(...)

Jimmy Wales at TCD: “We need to pay journalists to continue to do something that often isn’t much fun because it is from local reporting that big stories often emerge.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“It is a really good time to own a construction company and be the brother-in-law of the mayor of a big city,” according to Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy(...)

Jimmy Wales will appear at a public event in Trinity College Dublin on October 26th as part of Ireland’s Internet Day

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is to visit Dublin late next month to discuss the fight against fake news and how evidence-based journalism can help to (...)

WikiTribune positions itself as the new wave of gatekeeping

The news is broken but we’ve figured out how to fix it, says Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales. Wales talks about the good old days of reportage wher(...)

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales: is launching a crowd-funded news service to help combat fake news.

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is launching a new online publication which will aim to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists (...)

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. Wikimedia and other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the agency challenging one of its mass surveillance programmes. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is being sued by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of its mass surveillance programmes, that they alleg(...)

A man takes a picture of Motorola Moto X smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea

The Irish made their presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), announcing multimillion-euro deals and partnerships. More than 30 Irish compa(...)

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