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Google donates $2 million to Wikimedia

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2010 19:08 User comments (2)

Google donates $2 million to Wikimedia Google has donated $2 million USD this week to the Wikimedia Foundation, the parent company behind Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wiktionary and Wikibooks.
Although the company was not in desperate need of money, the $2 million donation should be a welcome relief, regardless. Wikimedia raised $8 million for the year, after 230,000 people donated, on average, $33 USD.

Wikimedia communications chief Jay Walsh added: "Many have speculated as to the relationship between our organizations before, but with this news we're pleased to clarify their great role as a philanthropic supporter for the Foundation."

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2 user comments

119.2.2010 9:04

Would have been better spent on WikiLeaks.
Google I am Dissapoint

222.2.2010 8:07

Very glad to hear that Google is supporting "the other good guys".

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