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2013-12-19 16:24:12

Unveiling Palantir, a Synchronized Second-Screen App Powered by Fans, for Fans SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia, the social universe of fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant game expertise, along with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today announced a partnership that empowers community to play a central role in the upcoming action game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The initiative will unite an avid Wikia Middle-earth fan community with...

Wikipedia Sends Cease And Desist Letter To Sockpuppetters
2013-11-22 11:51:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People turn to Wikipedia for everything from finding trivia answers to delivering speeches, making accurate and bias-free content on the site a necessity for its existence. Now, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) which runs Wikipedia is stepping up its efforts against a Texas firm it has accused of paid advocacy through the editing of content on the online resource. On Tuesday, attorneys representing WMF sent a “cease-and-desist”...

2013-08-29 16:23:01

US Mobile Uniques Up 27% Y/Y, Bringing Mobile Users to 10 Million SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia.com, the home for social fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant pop culture, entertainment (film, TV, music and books) and game expertise, revealed today its traffic results from comScore's July 2013 Media Metrix, including web and mobile, showing a 19% year-over-year traffic increase to 60.1 million global unique visitors and 1.1 billion page views a...

2013-07-30 12:23:45

Collaborative Writing Project to Feature Legends Kazuo Koike, Yoshitaka Amano, Takashi Okazaki, Shin-ichi Hiromoto, and Masao Maruyama SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia, the home for social fandom and the ultimate source for powerful and relevant pop culture, entertainment and gaming expertise, today has announced The Masters of Animanga: A Wikia Collaborative Writing Project. This once-in-a-lifetime initiative will feature fully rendered illustrations and brief...

2013-04-03 12:27:37

My Wikia and Wikia Game Guides 2.0 to Accelerate Collaboration and Engagement SAN FRANCISCO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia.com, the world's leading collaborative media company and home to many of the Web's largest social communities, announced today its new slate of mobile apps providing users with seamless, interactive ways to engage with the vast array of content on the site. The newly announced apps include My Wikia and Wikia Game Guides 2.0, both created to accelerate fan...

2013-03-19 08:26:07

A study on GenZ by Wikia finds that teen users are connected nearly all waking hours of the day and report being more "actively connected" now than even 3 months ago SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia, the world's leading collaborative media company and home to many of the Web's largest pop culture communities, today released findings from a study conducted among its 13-18 year-old users in association with Ipsos MediaCT "GenZ: The Limitless Generation"...

2013-01-25 00:22:45

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "VimpelCom Ltd." ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") (NYSE: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, and the Wikimedia Foundation, operator of Wikipedia, the web-based, multilingual, free-content encyclopedia project, today announced a partnership to deliver free Wikipedia access to VimpelCom customers. Through Wikipedia Zero, VimpelCom's mobile customers will have free access to the mobile version of Wikipedia, the...

2012-12-19 12:23:48

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia.com, a collaborative publishing platform that enables people around the world to discover, create and share content on pop culture topics, today announced its traffic results from comScore's November 2012 Media Metrix, showing a 33% year-over-year traffic increase to over 70 million global unique visitors and for the first time in company history surpassed 1 billion page views per month. This places Wikia in the comScore top 100 for both US...

2012-11-30 16:23:32

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia, the world's leading collaborative media company and home to many of the Web's largest social communities, announced today that it has closed over $10 million in an oversubscribed round of Series C funding led by Institutional Venture Partners. Existing investors Bessemer Ventures Partners and Amazon.com, both also participated in the financing. Already profitable, Wikia will utilize the proceeds from the Series C to further accelerate its...

2012-11-12 08:25:56

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wikia, the collaborative media company that is home to some of the largest communities on the Web, today unveiled a new Lightbox multimedia player to enhance the multimedia viewing experience for the site's over 50M monthly global visitors. The Wikia Lightbox will feature nearly 100,000 videos and 14 million photos including content from premium partners AnyClip, IDG, IGN, RealGravity, and ScreenPlay, Inc., - giving users access to over 5,000 hours...