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By Barbara Page and Kudpung

Amazon donates $1,000,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation

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The Wikimedia Foundation has acknowledged Amazon's recent donation of one million dollars. Describing the reliance of Alexa on the free content available on Wikipedia: "As recently as six months ago, Wikimedia expressed that they'd like to see more companies who were using Wikipedia to give back", Justin Bariso of Inc. explains.

"Amazon's digital brain, Alexa, uses Wikipedia as one of many sources to answer questions", says Nat Levy on GeekWire. "Amazon has added the ability to donate to Wikipedia through voice commands. After saying the phrase, 'Alexa, donate to Wikipedia', the digital assistant walks through the steps and verifies how much the user would like to give."

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Hmmmm. I was only inactive for one year but I guess it felt longer for some of you folks. I missed you all, too! Thanks, Barbara Page and Kudpung. Liz Read! Talk! 00:40, 29 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Why wasn't Kudpung's re-adminship mentioned? Graham87 06:18, 29 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Happened on the same day as our new-content deadline. ☆ Bri (talk) 12:54, 29 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]

It's probably worth mentioning too that the community has established an interface administrators. All 12 temporary interface administrators have been confirmed as permanent interface administrators, subject to the six-month inactivity rule in the new policy. Deryck C. 10:32, 29 October 2018 (UTC)[reply]


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