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Wikipedia's no-cost version for people without mobile data plans is dead

4 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

The Wikimedia Foundation has killed off Wikipedia Zero, an initiative to deliver the online encyclopedia at no charge to mobile users around with the world. The zero-rated service was launched back in 2012 and saw the nonprofit partner with mobile carriers to waive the cost for accessing Wikipedia; it was available through 97 mobile operators in 72 countries, with a cumulative 800 million subscribers. The organization said that it noticed “a significant drop off in adoption and interest in the program,” over the past two years, and cited low awareness about Wikipedia as one of the reasons...
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Wikipedia ends no-cost mobile access for developing countries

Wikipedia ends no-cost mobile access for developing countries

4 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikipedia Zero in 2012 with the hopes of democratizing information through a simple concept: cellular carriers in developing countries would offer access to its crowdsourced knowledge without charging data fees. How...
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