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The People's Operator MVNO appoints Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as co-chair

Virtual mobile network The People’s Operator, which launched in 2012 and passes 25% of its profits to charity, has appointed Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as a board member and co-chair of the company.

The London-based MVNO says the main role of Mr Wales will be “to drive the growth of a global community that connects as a force for good”. It currently offers SIM-only ‘pay monthly’ and ‘pay as you go’ services in the UK.

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Wikipedia project uses QR codes to catalogue Monmouth

The Welsh town of Monmouth is having QR codes - mobile barcodes - added to landmarks and other points of interest. It’s a project called Monmouthpedia, which is described as the first Wikipedia project to cover a whole town.

The QR codes will link to articles on notable places, people, artefacts, flora and fauna in a wide variety of languages including Welsh.

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