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  • Ask.fm Claims It’s Overtaken Q&A Giant Formspring – What’s Going On Here?

    Ask.fm Claims It’s Overtaken Q&A Giant Formspring – What’s Going On Here?

    After Formspring’s recent pivot away from the personal end of the social Q&A space, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s little growth left in this narcissistic of all mediums. But if European competitor Ask.fm‘s numbers are to believed that may not be the case. The Latvia-based Formspring clone says it’s now overtaken its US rival in terms of… Read More

  • Formspring Relaunches As An Interest-Based Social Network

    Formspring Relaunches As An Interest-Based Social Network

    Q&A site Formspring is today announcing what the company says is its biggest news since its original launch back in 2009. Yes, Formspring has been overhauled. The company is shifting its focus from social Q&A, to a site that’s more focused on conversations built around interests. To complement this change, Formspring is also rolling out a completely redesigned website to… Read More

  • Formspring Hits 4 Billion Answers; Transforms Into Content Curator With “Smile Sort”

    Formspring Hits 4 Billion Answers; Transforms Into Content Curator With “Smile Sort”

    As Sarah wrote in November, social Q&A service Formspring has been making an effort to slowly build out the connections between its users by offering “who made you smile” and “who you responded to” categories to user profiles, but it is also going up against Facebook by becoming a “network built around users’ interests.” Of course, the site has… Read More

  • Formspring's Marketing Moment Comes With Its First Promoted Question Of The Day

    Formspring's Marketing Moment Comes With Its First Promoted Question Of The Day

    Social Q&A site Formspring, where more than 3 billion questions have been answered so far, had a marketing moment today. For the first time, the Question of the Day was a promoted question: “What do you think would happen if apes took over? #apeswillrise” The question promotes the upcoming movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, which is the prequel to the classic Planet Of… Read More

  • Ask.fm adds video answers to its European Formspring

    Ask.fm adds video answers to its European Formspring

    Ask.fm, a European Formspring competitor, has added video answers to its conversational Q&A service. Rather than answering questions in text, the browser-based feature lets anybody with a webcam record and upload an answer in video to questions sent to their Ask.fm profile, which can be from other Ask.fm members or submitted anonymously. It’s pretty straightforward, with the… Read More

  • Formspring Names Ro Choy COO; Has Answered Three Billion Questions To Date

    Formspring Names Ro Choy COO; Has Answered Three Billion Questions To Date

    It’s been a big month in the Marino-Choy household. No sooner did Lisa Marino get promoted to CEO of the would-be comeback-kid RockYou, than did her husband Ro Choy get named COO of the surging Q&A site Formspring. Read More

  • The Kids Are All Right.  Formspring Pageviews Are Up 65 Percent Since September

    The Kids Are All Right. Formspring Pageviews Are Up 65 Percent Since September

    Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a blooming of new Q&A sites which are both social and informative. While Quora gets a lot of our attention here at TechCrunch because of the quality of the answers it generates, it is still tiny compared Formspring, Stack Overflow, and most of its other competitors. Formspring, in particular, is killing it once again after a drop-off in… Read More

  • Formspring Closes $11.5 Million Round, Launches 'Respond' Button

    Formspring Closes $11.5 Million Round, Launches 'Respond' Button

    One of the biggest phenomena of last year was Formspring, a social site that lets you invite your friends to “Ask you anything”. The site launched in November 2009 and rose from obscurity to some 40 million monthly uniques at its peak (it’s currently at around 22.2 million monthly uniques according to Quantcast). Today, the company is announcing a $11.5 million funding round… Read More

  • Q&A Site Formspring Lands Another $10 Million

    Q&A Site Formspring Lands Another $10 Million

    Q&A site Formspring, which raised $2.5 million in Series A funding back in March, reportedly closed its Series B this morning in a $10 million round led by Geoff Yang at Redpoint Ventures. This most recent financing pegs the company at a $45 million dollar valuation. Formspring is yet another player in the Q&A space piquing investor interest. Since its launch in November, the… Read More

  • YouTube Meets Formspring With Video Q&A Site VYou

    YouTube Meets Formspring With Video Q&A Site VYou

    Founded by Steve Spurgat and Chuck Reina, New York-based and newly launched VYou is a combination of Formspring, YouTube and Twitter (“Formspring + video + crack.” is a popular description amongst its beta users). The core function of VYou is to enable a video conversation, allowing you to send and receive messages with friends and experts at your own pace. You can also… Read More

  • A Disrupt Break: Angels Hold "Office Hours" on Formspring Today

    A Disrupt Break: Angels Hold "Office Hours" on Formspring Today

    In Silicon Valley fortunes can change in a matter of weeks. Last year’s awkward nobody entrepreneur could be today’s mogul, angel or VC. This always creates an interesting social tension: Suddenly the guy who was skulking around coffee shops trying to get his business plan in an angel’s hand is the guy new entrepreneurs are skulking around. No one wants to become too… Read More

  • Formspring Ramps Up Social Features As It Passes 16 Million Members

    Formspring Ramps Up Social Features As It Passes 16 Million Members

    Formspring, the Q&A service that lets users invite their friends to “ask them anything”, has had a wild year: since officially launching last November, the service has skyrocketed to over 16 million registered members, 40 million monthly uniques, and it’s now closing in on one billion questions answered.  Because the company is still quite small and has had to deal… Read More

  • As Formspring.me Passes 700 Million Questions, Brands Start Taking Notice

    As Formspring.me Passes 700 Million Questions, Brands Start Taking Notice

    Back in January, I wrote about a new Q&A service called Formspring.me that allowed users to have their friends “ask them anything”: sign up for a profile, and anyone can submit a question that you can choose to answer at your discretion. At the time the service had around one million users. Fast forward six months: the service now has over 12 million accounts and users have… Read More

  • "Inspired" By Formspring, Tumblr Launches Nearly Identical "Ask Me"

    "Inspired" By Formspring, Tumblr Launches Nearly Identical "Ask Me"

    Remember Formspring.me, the service we covered two days ago that makes it easy to conduct your own online Q&A with the web at large? Popular microblogging service Tumblr has just launched a new feature called “Ask Me” that does the exact same thing. The new feature is simple: if you have a Tumblr blog, you can now add a form that lets your readers ask you whatever they want. Read More