Google donates $ 2 million to help Wikipedia
Google has dedicated $ 2 million to the foundation that runs Wikipedia, matching the largest donation ever made to the popular Internet encyclopedia.
The aid announced Wednesday catapulted the Wikimedia Foundation beyond its revenue target of $ 10.6 million for the fiscal year ending in June, a spokesperson said.
Google made its grant six months after Wikimedia received a $ 2 million donation from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
The non-profit organization Wikimedia has received donations from more than 240,000 people so far this fiscal year, mostly in small amounts, from Wikipedia users and contributors.
The Internet Encyclopedia consists of more than 14 million entries written by volunteers in more than 270 languages.