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  • ChaCha CEO Explains What Is Next For the Answers App

    With 2B Questions Answered, Q&A Vet ChaCha Gets Another $14M To Be The Quora For The Common Man [Video]

    The online question-and-answer market has had a lot of different iterations over the years, starting out first with sites focused on everyday, practical knowledge and trivia and later expanding — by way of sites like Quora and Branch — into longer discourses on bigger issues. Today, ChaCha, one of the earliest movers in Q&A, is announcing that it is raising another $14 million… Read More

  • Quora Launches Blogging Platform With Mobile Text Editor To Give Every Author A Built-In Audience

    Quora Launches Blogging Platform With Mobile Text Editor To Give Every Author A Built-In Audience

    The Internet is full of experts with no one reading their insights. It takes a lot of work to build a following. So today Quora launches a blogging platform that automatically distributes posts to its Q&A site users who follow related topics. Thanks to its upvote system, home page feed, and a new mobile text editor, anyone with something brilliant to blog, even first-timers, can find a… Read More

  • Quora Plans To Expand Beyond Q&A, Hints Blogging Platform Could Give Anyone An Audience

    Quora Plans To Expand Beyond Q&A, Hints Blogging Platform Could Give Anyone An Audience

    “Today Quora is largely questions and answers, but that is not the ideal format for all knowledge. Other formats will gradually be added as we scale up”, Quora co-founder Adam D’Angelo wrote yesterday on the company blog. The clarification of Quora’s mission statement also expressed the site’s intention to give an audience to people who have insight but… Read More

  • Responsa Is Disqus For Company FAQs

    Responsa Is Disqus For Company FAQs

    Responsa is a tool for adding interactive FAQs (frequently asked questions) to your company website through an embedded widget. That sounded more like a feature than a business to me — after all, help desk applications like Zendesk and GetSatisfaction already have knowledge management systems for handling FAQs. But founder and CEO Gabriele Antoniazzi says that not everyone needs such… Read More

  • AMAs, A2As, And The Growth Of Tech-Enabled Political Discourse

    AMAs, A2As, And The Growth Of Tech-Enabled Political Discourse

    Editor’s note: Jon Bischke is a founder of Entelo and is an advisor to several startups. In the interest of full disclosure, the author is a National Co-Chair for Technology for Obama (T4O). You can follow Jon on Twitter here.  It’s election season again and 2012 is likely to be remembered for many things, one of which is the amount of money spent on political advertising. Read More

  • Quora Arrives on Android, Complete With Voice Search, Widgets And A Deep Search Integration

    Quora Arrives on Android, Complete With Voice Search, Widgets And A Deep Search Integration

    After a long wait, Quora just arrived on Android today. The knowledge-sharing site from Facebook’s first chief technology officer Adam D’Angelo and early Facebooker Charlie Cheever sees about a quarter of its traffic coming through mobile devices. So like for so many consumer-facing startups, having a first-class mobile experience is becoming more important than… Read More

  • Bing Now Surfaces Quora Answers In Its Social Sidebar

    Bing Now Surfaces Quora Answers In Its Social Sidebar

    Microsoft and Quora just announced a new partnership that will bring content from the popular Q&A site to Bing’s social sidebar. Unlike some of Bing’s other integrations with social networks like Facebook, the Quora integration focuses less on content from your friends and more on bringing content from Quora’s topic experts to Bing. Just like the launch of… Read More

  • Quora Is On A Quest For Users With Its New Embeddable Quotes

    Quora Is On A Quest For Users With Its New Embeddable Quotes

    It’s a shame Quora doesn’t get more traffic considering how fun and informative it is. So to raise awareness, today Quora launches an embeddable quote feature that lets any website host its content. The embeds make citation easier, and trackbacks show authors where their questions and answers are ending up. I’ve embedded Quora’s announcement of the feature in this… Read More

  • Answer Underground Aims To Be A Mobile-Focused Quora For Education, Hits The iPad This Week

    Answer Underground Aims To Be A Mobile-Focused Quora For Education, Hits The iPad This Week

    There are some 3.7 billion web searches every month for education-related topics. However, ask a student how easy it is to find answers to their burning academic questions, and they’ll probably just roll their eyes. Sure, there’s Wikipedia, Google (and Google Scholar), Khan Academy and there are even Q&A sites like Yahoo Answers or Answers.com. While Khan is great for videos… Read More

  • One Horrifying Account Of Working At Zynga

    One Horrifying Account Of Working At Zynga

    Divorce, alcoholism, and near worthless stock are the rewards for 12 hour days prepping for a game launch at Zynga, according to one anonymous Quora user who worked there after their company was bought by the gaming giant. The answer was called “butthurt” by one responder. “Sorry you’re not a millionaire after a year of work on a failed product” said another. Read More