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August 04, 2015 6:07 PM ET

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Company Overview of Wikia, Inc.

Company Overview

Wikia, Inc. operates a network of collaboratively published content on the Web for various fan communities worldwide. It offers content in the areas of console and mobile games, movies, cable and streaming TV shows, comics, books, lifestyle, big movie franchises, sporting events, anticipated book releases, fashion trends and DIY, food and drink recipes, current events, video games, movies, cars, cooking, crafts, education, travel, fashion, and technology. The company allows users to form communities and share knowledge on various topics. Wikia, Inc. was formerly known as Wikicities and changed its name to Wikia, Inc. in March 2014. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San ...

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, Chairman and President
Age: 49
Co-Founder and Vice President of Community
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Wikia, Inc. Key Developments

Wikia Appoints Walker Jacobs as Chief Operating Officer

Wikia announced that it has appointed Walker Jacobs to its newly formed Chief Operating Officer position. In this role, Jacobs, who will be based in New York, will lead the sales, marketing, operations and advertising product development teams. Jacobs is charged with accelerating the company's growth by enhancing its advertising product offering, and broadening and deepening its client base. Toward that end, he will oversee the evolution of the Wikia brand and help partners create ways to engage with it and its audience of superfans. Jacobs has nearly 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and product innovation. Most recently, Jacobs was President and Chief Revenue Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor.

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.

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