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  • If Yahoo Goes Private And Bartz Is Fired, Quora Wins

    My love affair with Quora continues. I simply can’t think of another site where so much useful information is being organized so rapidly in one place. You’ve got experts fielding anonymous questions. You’ve got high-profile¬†people answering questions about themselves or their companies. And you’ve got juicy speculation. At TechCrunch, part of what we do is gather… Read More

  • Being "First" Versus Being "Best"

    Being "First" Versus Being "Best"

    Like many people today, I read Jose Antonio Vargas’ 6,000-word profile of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The New Yorker. Unlike some, I found it neither boring nor damaging, but rather, thought-provoking. But actually, the thing that stuck out the most to me about the piece (beyond The West Wing stuff, which I still find humorous/interesting) wasn’t about Zuckerberg at all. Read More

  • Q: Is Facebook Questions Back? A: Yes (Well, For 0.02% Of You)

    A few days ago, we noted that Facebook Questions, one of the service’s latest products,¬†had mysteriously vanished. Naturally, this led to questions on rival service Quora about whether or not the service had been killed. Considering that the product wasn’t yet a month old, that seemed silly. Sure enough, it was silly. Facebook Questions has risen from the “dead”… Read More

  • Cee-Lo's "F*ck You" Ain't Got Nothing On Gaga's "Telephone"

    As seen by the entire Internet, the August 19th premiere of Cee-Lo Green’s “Fuck You” will go down in history as the day the phrase “fuck you” became totally benign and commonplace. But, in another case of loud web hipster chatter not resulting in a proportionate amount of viewers, “Fuck You” did not get to 1/2 million or 1 million mark faster than… Read More

  • Swingly's Answer Engine Comes Out Of Stealth Swinging And Killing Zombies

    An insane number of searches on the web involve people asking questions. Sometimes they’re good questions, sometimes they’re stupid questions, sometimes they’re insane questions. Just start typing something into Google beginning with the words “How” or “Why” for proof of this — the auto-suggest speaks for itself. Sadly, Google isn’t great… Read More

  • Former Facebook CTO: 'Google Me' Is Real, And It's Gunning For Facebook

    Yesterday, Digg CEO Kevin Rose tweeted that he’d heard a “huge rumor” that Google was planning to launch a Facebook competitor called “Google Me”, sparking off a wave of speculative reports (Rose has since removed the tweet). Now Adam D’Angelo, who was Facebook’s CTO for years and is now founder of hot Q&A service Quora, is weighing in with… Read More

  • Quora's Highly Praised Q&A Service Launches To The Public (And The Real Test Begins)

    Quora's Highly Praised Q&A Service Launches To The Public (And The Real Test Begins)

    Quora, a Q&A service founded by early Facebook employees that has generated quite a bit of buzz, has launched to the public. The service first made its debut on January 4, 2010, but was previously restricted to users who had been invited (or had requested an invite from the site). The news was announced this evening in an article in the Wall Street Journal. Quora was attracting plenty… Read More

  • Are Questions The "Future Of Facebook"?

    About a week ago, word started getting out that Facebook is beta testing a new “killer app” called Facebook Questions. For beta testers, the Questions feature appears in the left-hand column just below Events and Photos. It lets you ask and answer questions to and from your extended circle of friends. A few days ago, Facebook opened up the private beta further and is now… Read More

  • An Inside Look At Facebook Questions, The Next "Killer App" Of Facebook

    An Inside Look At Facebook Questions, The Next "Killer App" Of Facebook

    When word first got out that Facebook was working on a question & answer service, the immediate reaction was that it would a “Quora killer.” That’s an obvious and sexy statement to make since Quora was built by former Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo and engineer/manager Charlie Cheever. And it’s even more sexy since Benchmark invested in the service at a $86… Read More

  • Its Social Product Graph Growing, GDGT Ups The Focus On CMMNTS

    The core of gdgt, the gadget database site started last summer by former Engadget leaders Peter Rojas and Ryan Block, is its community. And online, perhaps the most important aspect of community is discussion. A new update to the service puts the focus squarely on just that. Previously, on the homepage, you would see a list of the most discussed products and companies, general discussions… Read More

  • Quora Has The Magic: Benchmark Invests at $86 Million Valuation

    Quora Has The Magic: Benchmark Invests at $86 Million Valuation

    Quora, a new startup founded by ex-Facebook employees, has closed a first round of funding, and it’s a big one. Benchmark Capital has led the round and general partner Matt Cohler has taken a board seat at the company (Cohler is a former Facebook exec). Both Quora and Benchmark have confirmed the funding, but they won’t comment on the size of the round or the valuation. Our source… Read More

  • Buy And Sell Proprietary Knowledge Through GenApple

    People are continually looking for new pieces of information. We go to school, read articles on a variety of subjects, have free websites such as Wikipedia, and use search answer engines such as Aardvark and Quora for the sole purpose of quenching our never-ending thirst for knowledge. But how do you find and access wanted information which people are unwilling to divulge, at least for… Read More

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