Developer community Stack Overflow reportedly lays off 20% as it refocusses business

Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many other things. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed t

Got It Pro uses machine learning to find a human solver for your techie problem

Can AI be used to intelligently rank expertise? Serial entrepreneur Peter Relan thinks it can, and and has today launched what he's billing as a "knowledge-as-service" (KaaS) platform to connect (huma

Quora tests video answers to steal Q&A from YouTube

Newly-minted unicorn Quora has even bigger ambitions than text questions-and-answers. And it’s not going to let video giants or startups disrupt its future. This week Quora began testing video a

Google launches Slides Q&A to help presenters connect with their audiences

Google is launching Slides Q&A today, a new feature for Slides, its PowerPoint competitor. With Slides Q&A, presenters can get questions and general feedback from their audience — and

Quora’s first acquisition is Arab Spring instigator’s Q&A site Parlio

“Ex-con” isn’t normally something you find on a founder’s resume. But Google employee Wael Ghonim went to jail for sparking the Egyptian Revolution. Now he might be wearing som

Genius Hub Is Like A Paid Version Of Reddit’s AMA

Reddit's traffic may be climbing amid its recent controversy and turmoil, but the company's fate is now more questionable than before. And that means it's time for competitors to swoop in to take adva

Enquire Is A Lightweight Q&A App To Explore Your Neighborhood

Meet Enquire, yet another Q&A app. But this time, it’s all about creating a simple experience to discover new things in your neighborhood. You don’t have to share images like on Jelly,

Ask Pinterest Anything? Site Tests Q&A Feature

Jelly, Quora, Yahoo (sometimes to absurd ends), and others have looked to question-and-answer services as a way to boost user engagement and advance conversations. Now another player could be ente

Fixit Site Fixya Launches Services For Small Businesses And Companies

Fixya, the site that gives do-it-yourselfers tips for fixing broken stuff, is launching a new service aimed at connecting local repair shops and service providers with people in need of assistance. &#

Quora Wants To Stay Independent, Raises $80M Series C From Tiger Global At ~$900M Valuation

Startups get acquired and shut down. That threat could scare people out of writing deep answers on Quora's Q&A site. So it's just raised an $80 million Series C because "We specifically want to st

Mobile Q&A App Jelly Now Lets You Ask Location-Based Questions Routed To Nearby Users

While the shine and novelty <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/01/22/jellys-novelty-wears-off-but-long-term-potential-for-a-mobile-lazyweb-remains/">quickly wore off</a> Twitter co-founder Bi

Social Shopping Fashion Q&A Platform, Motilo, Bags Another $2.5M For Expansion & Marketing

London-based social fashion platform Motilo, which offers a home for fashionistas to float their sartorial dilemmas, has taken in another tranche of post-seed funding from private investors. The sta

Duologue Is A New Quality Assurance Tool For App Designers

A French duo got frustrated with QA testing for mobile apps, so they spent a month coding and designing a new service called Duologue. Duologue helps you compare app screenshots with mockups, track bu

Jelly Sees 100K Questions In First Week Says RJMetrics, Of Which 25% Received Answers

Jelly, the new startup from Biz Stone that’s designed to help people crowdsource answers to any question they may have, has been on the market for around a week now and we’re seeing the fi

Questions Is A Video Q&A App That Wants You To Have Curious Micro-Conversations With Anyone

Questions -- Ask And Answer is an iOS app, from the founder of Nyoombl, that's using video to animate and humanise the Q&A format. Just don't call it a Q&A 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

Real-Time Location-Based Q&A iPhone App, LocalUncle, Relaunches With Faster Tech, Slicker Interface, Same Grand Platform Plan

<a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/localuncle/id473554413?mt=8">LocalUncle</a> is an iPhone app made by a Swiss startup that wants to apply the power of crowdsourced, location-sp

With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The House Call Back To Healthcare

Over 80 percent of people seek health-related information online, on everything from insurance to help diagnosing aches and pains. As the world goes mobile, so too does health. Instead of using Google

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

Eight-year old <a target="_blank" href="http://www.justanswer.com/">JustAnswer.com</a>, which bills itself as a Quora competitor (but looked decidedly less hip), is announcing a rebranding and a new i

Q&A Site ChaCha Cancels UK Business After Poor User Take-Up [Updated]

Can a reasonably successful, U.S.-based mobile content brand find equal success for its English-language service in the UK? It's a question that could have been asked on the Q&A service ChaCha, an
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