Orange has tied up a deal with Wikimedia to reproduce Wikipedia content in its portal and mobile phones, enabling Orange to stick its brand on the crowd-sourced content. Initially the deal means links to Wikipedia content on the Orange portals in the UK, Spain and Poland putting Wikipedia right beside the news stories of the day …
"Orange describes itself as "the European telco leader" on the basis that its home page is very popular."
Not here they aren't. 'Orange' went through some pretty stupid changes and is now called 'Online' where I live.
They seem to have pulled out of the mobile business here too. I wonder why? oh, right. must have been the rubbish prices, bad contracts and shit coverage then.
> On the other hand, once those 55 million users
> discover they can edit pages it could be more
> reminiscent of when AOL users descended on
> Usenet, rendering it useless within days.
Place your bets now
for how long it takes until editing of the Wikipages on Orange gets the lockdown