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Wikia's arrival, Ring funding and Locent tweet storm are among week's L.A. tech highlights

Wikia's arrival, Ring funding and Locent tweet storm are among week's L.A. tech highlights

Wikia is the latest media start-up to set up a video production studio in Los Angeles -- and the latest to join the crowded field covering pop culture topics.

Earlier this year, Wikia launched entertainment website Fandom to carry a mix of stories and videos from professionals and amateurs about the latest in TV, movies and games. Now, an office off the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica will be a hub for producing videos for the website and connecting with Hollywood. New media companies like Mashable, Moviepilot, Buzzfeed and Vox have opened similar facilities in Los Angeles.

“As Wikia has evolved to become the ultimate hub for passionate pop culture fans, we...

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