Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics. The company builds sites that are "Whiskey Powered", which refers to the proprietary publishing layer they have built on top of the python-based Django framework. Their sites borrow heavily from features in Facebook and Wikipedia to create their community-driven content data. In April 2010, Whiskey added a new feature to their platform called "Quests" the turns content creation into a social game with rewards.
Whiskey Media closed its initial site, Political Base in August, 2009 due to lack of advertising interest in the political segment. It may revive the site at a later date.
Funding Rounds (2) - $4MUpdate
AnimeVice is a structured wiki product about anime offered by Whiskey Media. The site launched in December 2008.
ComicVine is an online comic database that features Comic Reviews, News, Videos, and Forums for the latest in and more.
GiantBomb is a video game encyclopedia. It features full articles and images covering video games, characters, concepts and companies.
|Oct 1, 2013||thewrap.com - BermanBraun Acquires Whiskey Media (Updated) - TheWrap|
|Mar 15, 2012||Hollywood Report - BermanBraun Acquires Whiskey Media|
|Mar 15, 2012||Venture Beat - IGN lays off some game staff; CBS Interactive buys Giant Bomb|
|May 21, 2010||Gigaom - paidContent Quick Hits 5.20.10|
|Apr 8, 2010||Gigaom - Video Interview: Whiskey Media’s Shelby Bonnie & Mike Tatum: Taking A Swig At Social Publishing|
|Dec 31, 2009||Gigaom - Shelby Bonnie’s Whiskey Media Secures $2.5 Million Funding|
|Dec 31, 2009||TechCrunch - Whiskey Media Raises $2.5 Million To Launch More Structured Content Sites|
|Dec 31, 2009||TechCrunch - Whiskey Media raises 1500000 in angel round|
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