is reporting that Amazon has bought a major stake
in wiki company Wikia
. Like many companies, Wikia allows people to create wikis for their interests or organizations. The company stands out in many people's minds because it's the brainchild of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Part of the purchase includes more than $2 million for the purchase of ArmchairGM, a somewhat successful sports wiki whose founders Dan Lewis, Aaron Wright, David Pean, and Rob Lefkowitz will join Wikia as full-time employees. ArmchairGM's user-generated news and voting technologies will be brought to other Wikia wikis and Wiki is considering other acquisitions as well. How Wikia fits in with Amazon's other interests like its web services
isn't yet clear.