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  • 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

  • JustAnswer Becomes Pearl.com, Raises $25 Million Series A

    JustAnswer Becomes Pearl.com, Raises $25 Million Series A

    Eight-year old JustAnswer.com, which bills itself as a Quora competitor (but looked decidedly less hip), is announcing a rebranding and a new infusion of capital today. The site is becoming Pearl.com, which offers a new front-end to its Q&A service which is now focused on connecting site visitors with vetted professionals. Users will be able to ask questions aimed directly at those who… Read More

  • The Timeline Bump: Khan Academy And Quora Latest To Integrate With Facebook’s Open Graph

    The Timeline Bump: Khan Academy And Quora Latest To Integrate With Facebook’s Open Graph

    Last month, Facebook drove 160 million visitors and 1.1 billion visits to third-party apps, an increase of 100 million visitors and 780 million visits from the month prior. And that’s just for third-party mobile apps. Thanks to the size of its user base, and the increasing power of its referral funnel, Facebook now has the ability to take sites from 0 to 60 in a matter of weeks. While… Read More

  • Quora Raises $50M At $400M From Peter Thiel, D’Angelo Puts In $20M Of His Own Money

    Quora Raises $50M At $400M From Peter Thiel, D’Angelo Puts In $20M Of His Own Money

    Q&A site Quora has raised $50 million at a $400 million pre-money valuation according to a report by the Wall Street Journal and confirmed to me by the founders themselves. We had reported that Quora was raising in this range back in April and it looks like Facebook board member Peter Thiel has beat out many other investors including a much-rumored KPCB to lead the round. Also investing… Read More

  • Quora Employee Answers “Why I Declined An Offer To Work At Instagram” On Quora

    Quora Employee Answers “Why I Declined An Offer To Work At Instagram” On Quora

    Here’s a heart-warming tale of why you can’t second-guess yourself. Robert Cezar Matei had the chance to work for Instagram long-before it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, but followed his passion for knowledge and became the growth hacker for question & answer site Quora instead. This is his answer on Quora (fittingly) for why he declined Instagram, and why… Read More

  • Quora Is Raising At A $400M Valuation, With D’Angelo Putting In His Own Money

    Quora Is Raising At A $400M Valuation, With D’Angelo Putting In His Own Money

    It’s really beautiful outside. Like so beautiful that if San Francisco is like this more often it will become really expensive to live here. Also, Quora is raising money according to the multiple people in the past week who have told me that Quora is raising money. From what I’ve heard, the startup wants to raise between $30 to $50 million in its Series B, at a $400 million… Read More

  • Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App

    Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App

    The drive for more information has long been fueling the growth of the Internet, but that rising tide is not automatically lifting all boats, as one company trying to ride the wave has seen. Beepl, a Q&A startup co-founded last year and led by ex-TechCrunch writer Steve O’Hear, has now lost him as CEO over what TechCrunch understands to be a dispute around future strategy. Read More

  • Now You Need Quora Credits To Ask Questions, But Can Also Use Them To Promote Content

    Now You Need Quora Credits To Ask Questions, But Can Also Use Them To Promote Content

    Quora has fiddled around with its Credits system and unveiled some new features today, making two very notable changes. The first one is the elimination of the original “Pay to show to Topics” feature of Credits, where users would have to pay credits to have their questions show up to people following specific topics. Instead, users will have to pay 50 Credits to ask a question… Read More

  • 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