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Company Overview of Wikia, Inc.

Company Overview

Wikia, Inc. provides a collaborative publishing platform that enables fans to share their passion and knowledge on subjects that range from video games, movies, TV, and books to cars, cooking, crafts, education, and travel. The company also enables users to share knowledge in the areas of console and mobile games, music, sports, fashion, and current events; and news, cultural topics for genealogy, recipes, pop culture, and jobs in education. In addition, it publishes games on the Web; and provides a platform for entertainment fans seeking to create and collaborate content on their favorite shows, movies, games, and more. Wikia, Inc. was formerly known as Wikicities. The company was founded i...

500 3rd Street

Suite 405

San Francisco, CA 94107

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

650-548-0800

Key Executives for Wikia, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Founder
Age: 48
Co-Founder and Vice President of Community
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Wikia, Inc. Key Developments

JUICE Mobile Announces Integration of Wikia and Grandex Inc. into Nectar, its Programmatic Direct Platform

JUICE Mobile announced the integration of Wikia and Grandex Inc. (Grandex) into Nectar its Programmatic Direct platform. Nectar is the first Programmatic Direct (also referred to as automated guaranteed) solution built specifically for mobile. The addition of these two premium publishers as well as several others to Nectar increases the platforms available mobile inventory by over one billion new impressions, reinforcing Nectar as the Programmatic Direct platform for mobile. Wikia brings a wide offering of engaged, quality audiences to Nectar Grandex brings a fresh millennial audience to Nectar, complementing Wikia's dynamic inventory. The growth of inventory and reach within Nectar via these new partnerships offers brands unparalleled access to targeted audiences and properties. Wikia and Grandex join hundreds of other premium publishers that currently execute within the Nectar platform, giving advertisers access to guaranteed inventory with full visibility and zero fraud.

Wikia Expands Fan-Fueled Content Syndication with Sony's Applications

Wikia announced that the company has licensed Sony to integrate Wikia's Syndication API to give access to the rich world of content available on Wikia communities. Wikia's fan-authored entertainment content will be integrated into a range of next generation Sony applications. Through this arrangement, Wikia's fans will be able to see the results of their contributions not only on Wikia's web and mobile products, but Sony's entertainment applications, TV SideView and Socialife News.

Wikia Unleashes The Masters of Animanga

Wikia, Inc. announced The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project. This once-in-a-lifetime initiative will feature fully rendered illustrations and brief character descriptions exclusively curated by manga and anime legends Kazuo Koike (X-Men Unlimited, Lone Wolf and Cub), Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy, Speed Racer), Takashi Okazaki (X-Men, Afro Samurai) and Shin-ichi Hiromoto (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Hells Angels) for the Wikia community. Hiroaki Ikegami, along with famed Japanese film producer Masao Maruyama (Ninja Scroll, Trigun) will oversee the project in an executive producer capacity. The project will be hosted by the Animanga Wiki, the site's anime and manga hub, and begin September 3, 2013 and close on September 27, 2013. As part of the collaboration, on Tuesday, September 3 users will be invited to Wikia to contribute to the Masters collaborative story project in a one-paragraph-at-a-time format up until its summation on September 27, 2013. Following each submission, a new user will have the opportunity to add to the story. Over the course of three weeks, the project will develop three different stories across three different genres around a Vampire, Samurai and Girls.

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