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  • Q. When Will Wisdio Add Authority Scores? A. Right Now.

    Q. When Will Wisdio Add Authority Scores? A. Right Now.

    Wisdio, a social QA site like Quora, has decided to up the social QA ante by adding something they’re calling WAR – Wisdio Authority Ratings. These ratings allow folks to recieve answers from authorities on their subject of choice, thereby reducing the number of incorrect answers and, one would hope, increasing the utility of the site. Founded by Sebastian Zontek, Wisdio aims to… Read More

  • Quora Launches An Off-Site “Follow” Button For Topics And People

    Quora Launches An Off-Site “Follow” Button For Topics And People

    Quora has joined the “Button” wars today with the launch of the Quora “Follow” button, created by Quora engineers Shu-Uesugi and Edmond-Lau. In the same vein as the Twitter “Follow” button, the Quora Follow button can be embedded in any website by cutting and pasting a customized snippet of code from the Quora Resources page. Users can choose between a… Read More

  • Ex-TechCruncher launches semantic Q&A service Beepl

    Beepl is a questions and answers service, which launches today. Co-founder/CEO and ex-TechCrunch blogger Steve O’Hear actually left TC to do this startup is convinced that Beepl can take on the the so-called Q&A field better than Quora. But how? Read More

  • Ex-TechCruncher launches semantic Q&A service Beepl

    Beepl is a questions and answers service, which launches today. Co-founder/CEO and ex-TechCrunch blogger Steve O’Hear actually left TC to do this startup is convinced that Beepl can take on the the so-called Q&A field better than Quora. But how? Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • Quora Expands Beyond Q&A, Launches ‘Boards’ — A Way To Personally Curate Information

    Quora Expands Beyond Q&A, Launches ‘Boards’ — A Way To Personally Curate Information

    Quora is taking a step beyond Q&A this morning with its latest product launch, boards. Users can now set up their own personal-themed bookmarking boards, sort of like a Pinterest for text-based information. Writes Quora CEO  Adam D’Angelo in a blog post, “As Quora has grown, we’ve learned that people want to read the most interesting content regardless of whether it… Read More

  • The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011

    The Top 20 iPhone And iPad Apps of 2011

    It’s telling that Apple chose an app that debuted more than 14 months ago, Instagram, as its “iPhone App of the Year” for 2011. This should not imply that there was a shortage of quality and groundbreaking apps released this year. Far from it. From social magazines to music discovery apps to console-quality games that players can hold in the palms of their hands, there… Read More

  • Quora Now “Charges” You To Show Questions To Topic Followers

    Quora Now “Charges” You To Show Questions To Topic Followers

    You know what I’m into? Quora‘s efforts at gamification. Because listen, Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever could have chosen to devote their youth to anything on earth and they have chosen to build a database of all content that people want to know. Valid. Read More

  • A List Of Startups Goldman Sachs Thinks Will Most Likely IPO

    A List Of Startups Goldman Sachs Thinks Will Most Likely IPO

    Very very quietly (there is almost no Google footprint), investment bank and securities firm Goldman Sachs held its “Private Internet Company Conference” this week in Las Vegas. During the two-day conference, which lasted from November 29-30th, a gaggle of companies presented their business models to an elite audience composed of bankers, investors and peers. Read More

  • Quora Gains A Twitter/Facebook Growth Expert, Loses Top Engineer to Pinterest

    Quora Gains A Twitter/Facebook Growth Expert, Loses Top Engineer to Pinterest

    Good news people who are really curious about Quora growth! You might one day be reading an article like this about Quora … Because Quora has hired a former Twitter and Facebook guy, Andy Johns, to focus on user growth and engagement. Johns, who tweets under the apropos username @ibringtraffic, spent a year and four months at Twitter, two years at Facebook and is now taking his speciality… Read More

  • Quora Gamifies: Credits And “Ask To Answer” Suggestions Live For Everyone

    Quora Gamifies: Credits And “Ask To Answer” Suggestions Live For Everyone

    After five months of beta testing, Quora has made its Quora Credits and “Ask to Answer” User Suggestions live for everyone today. All users can now earn credits for a variety of positive and user engagement-magnifying Quora behaviors like answering questions they’ve been asked to answer, getting votes on answers to questions they’ve solicited through “Ask to… Read More