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WIKIA ACQUIRES VALUEWIKI AND CALLS ON FINANCIAL GURUS TO JOIN THE BUDDING INVESTMENT RESEARCH COMMUNITY
Valuewiki Offers Online Financial Research Covering Ten Worldwide Exchanges
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., February 9, 2010 – Wikia today announced the acquisition of Valuewiki http://valuewiki.wikia.com a site dedicated to helping people make informed financial decisions from shared content. Valuewiki was formed in August 2006 by independent investors Jonathan Stokes and Zach Greenberger, and currently holds over 250,000 pages of comprehensive information about both large and small stock assets. Similar to Wikia’s recent acquisitions of LyricWiki http://lyricwiki.wikia.com and CookbookWiki http://recipes.wikia.com the company plans to expand these sites by embracing the existing community and attracting new contributors.
“Valuewiki is a great addition to Wikia’s service and a great way to address the problems investors currently face as they are forced to wade through unnecessary chatter and frequent disputes regularly found on existing message board sites,” said Gil Penchina, CEO of Wikia. “By bringing financial gurus together on Valuewiki, people can be well-served by easily finding and exchanging information in a community-focused environment. Wikia supports Valuewiki with community building expertise to reach a broader audience, increase content and be recognized as a top destination for investors.” Learn more about the community at: http://valuewiki.wikia.com/wiki/ValueWiki:Community_Portal
As a new Wikia property, Valuewiki users can now access all of Wikia’s custom tools including the visual (WYSIWYG) editor, blogs and a unique Question and Answer section where anyone can pose questions about a company and receive financial answers from the community.
Wikia recently became one of the top 100 sites on the Internet according to Quantcast, and was founded by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley, as the place where millions of passionate people come to discover, create and share a shocking abundance of information on thousands of topics. Wikia’s community written sites range from video games, TV and movies to health and environmental sustainability. Wikia attracts more than 28.3 million global unique visitors per month to its 80,000 enthusiast communities and nearly four million pages of content.