Wikipedia Stories January 22

Wikipedia is leveraged throughout Google’s products from Knowledge Graph panels in Search to Assistant results on Google Home and other devices. Google.org today announced a $2 million donation to the Wikimedia Endowment, as well as making Cloud services and tools available free of charge to the site.

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Wikipedia Stories January 9

Wikipedia integrates Google Translate into article translation tool for editors

Wikipedia is widely leveraged throughout Google products, including in Knowledge Panels used by Search, Assistant, and Home, as well as for fact checks in YouTube. Wikimedia is now integrating Google Translate with its built-in tool for editors to create articles in more languages.

Wikipedia Stories March 15, 2018

This week at SXSW, YouTube announced a new integration to its platform which would put Wikipedia excerpts below some conspiracy videos. It’s a great idea, but awkwardly, Wikipedia was never informed that this was happening…

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Wikipedia Stories March 13, 2018

Today in Austin, Texas at the annual South by Southwest festival, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that Google is planning several moves over the next year to tackle misinformation on the platform. The first of this round of initiatives is called “information cues,” and basically adds links to Wikipedia articles below videos about topics that often the center of debate…

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Wikipedia Stories October 1, 2016

Wikipedia’s Android app is the latest to switch from drawer to bottom bar navigation

Earlier this year, Google added bottom navigation bars to the Material Design spec. Top navigation tabs are still permitted, but apps like Google Photos and Google+ have prominently switched over to the new style. Wikipedia is now the latest to adopt these bottom navigation bars across its Android app…

Wikipedia Stories December 11, 2015

Wikipedia app update adds ‘Search Wikipedia’ option when selecting text in Marshmallow

In addition to improving cut/copy/paste, the redesigned text selection pop-up in Android 6.0 Marshmallow allows developers to take advantage of the new contextual selection feature. The Wikipedia app has been updated so that when text is selected there is now an option to ‘Search Wikipedia’.

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