Wikia hires eBay VP as new CEO

Wikia Hires ebay VP as Their New CEO

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Wikia Inc., a for-profit company founded 18 months ago by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, hired Gil Penchina as its CEO on Monday.

Penchina was vice president and general manager at eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY).

Wales and Angela Beesley started Menlo Park-based Wikia to allow for subscription and advertising supported “wikis” or user-created communities similar to Wikipedia, which is based in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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