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Google co-founder donates $ 500,000 to Wikipedia

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Moscow, Nov 20: World's most popular Internet serach engine Google Inc co-founder Sergi Brin has donated $500,000 to world"s biggest user-created encyclopaedia wikipedia. According to the RIA Novosti report Brin given $500,000 from The Brin Wojcicki Foundation, the charity fund run by him and his wife, Anne Wojcicki.

Meanwhile, Wikipedia has launched its fund rising campaign with the personal request from its founder Jimmy wales. The online free encyclopedia in last year have raised $16 million. Moreover, Wales has repeatedly said that there would not be any advertising in wikipedia which was created in 2001.

Earlier, Wales had said that, “Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn't belong here. Not in Wikipedia." According to a report published by comScore, Wikipedia is ranked as most popular website in Internet with over 470 million unique visitors every month.

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