Avvo

  • HealthTap Buys Avvo’s Health Business, Looks To Become The Go-To Resource For Medical Advice, Info

    HealthTap Buys Avvo’s Health Business, Looks To Become The Go-To Resource For Medical Advice, Info

    Instead of anxiously searching Google or WebMD, people would rather turn to a real human being for answers to their pressing health questions — preferably one who’s been to school for 10 years. The problem is, of course, that visits to the doctor’s office cost money. Plus, you need an appointment and you’ll probably sit in a waiting room. Wellsphere’s Ron… Read More

  • Avvo Adds Doctors To Their Professional Ranking Service

    While my own doctor, Shaky McSliceyhands MD, doesn’t appear in their rankings, Avvo.com has added medical rankings to their already popular lawyer ranking service. The rankings, based on user reviews and ratings, are completely ad independent and, while I don’t like trusting the general public to rank the men and women who will either get me out of that murder rap or will take… Read More

  • Ambulance Chasers Have A New Home, SueEasy

    Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Suing TechCrunch? To answer these questions, soon-to-launch SueEasy.com is hoping you turn to them before the white pages, FindLaw, or ratings sites like Avvo. They’re currently in a private beta, tweaking the service. The site is kind of a reverse directory for lawyers that’s sure to be a haven for personal injury lawsuits. Read More

  • Lawyers Sue Lawyer Ratings Site

    Lawyer ratings site Avvo is being sued by lawyers unhappy with negative ratings. The complaint on behalf of Seattle lawyers John Henry Browne and Alan Wenokur says Avvo is deceptive, unfair and violates state consumer protection laws. It would be easy to call irony on this one, but in reality it sits far better with clichés including when you dance with the devil and when you play with… Read More