Amazon backs Wikia

Amazon.com has invested an undisclosed amount of cash in Wikia Inc., the for-profit wiki site founded by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Wikia and Wikipedia operate as websites that provide information created by its users.

Amazon's Series B financing comes after Wikia received $4 million in Series A funding earlier this year from Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network and individual investors, such as Marc Andreessen, Josh Kopelman, Joichi Ito, Mitch Kapor and Ron Conway.