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Google and the Internet Archive are the first customers to pay for commercial access to Wikipedia content

1 month ago   |   By TechCrunch

Google is going to start paying for its use of Wikipedia information to help power its knowledge panels in Google Search. The search giant, along with the digital library the Internet Archive, are the first customers for the still relatively new commercial product launched by the Wikimedia Foundation - the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia. Its new service, Wikimedia Enterprise , offers access to Wikimedia content to companies that reuse and source Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects at a high volume.
For years, Google has used information from Wikipedia to offer web searchers quick...
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