EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite li

‘Quora for cancer’ startup theMednet raises $1.3 million in seed funding

TheMednet launched out of Y Combinator earlier this year to bring physicians a sophisticated platform for finding the best in treatment research, starting with cancer. It has now raised $1.5 million

Quora just launched a self-serve ad platform

While Quora has been around for almost seven years, it’s been a little slow when it comes to monetization through advertising. The question-and-answer site first launched ads last year in April

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

Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B

Today’s Stories  Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains Duolingo launches pai

Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise

Quora just became the unicorn of subjective human knowledge. After eight years carefully cultivating an intelligent question and answer community, it's just raised an $85 million Series D round co-led

The Mednet launches its ‘Quora for cancer,’ an online medical knowledge base

A New York City startup called The Mednet today launched a platform that gives physicians a knowledge-sharing tool that’s as easy to use as Quora, but provides them with expert answers about the lat

2017 is the year your startup gets funded

The turn of the calendar is cathartic for entrepreneurs -- there’s something about starting a new year that inspires folks to launch a new startup, build a new product or raise capital. If you’re

Q&A site Quora clamps down on anonymity – will review content before publishing, restrict actions

Quora, a crowdsourced Q&A site that’s generally smarter than Yahoo Answers, is making a big change to how anonymity works on its service. Most notably, it will begin cracking down on spam an

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are taking to Quora on the heels of Trump’s AMA

Hot on the heels of Trump’s not officially sanctioned Reddit AMA, the GOP nominee’s chief rivals are taking a break from the campaign trail to answer some questions to Q&A site, Quora. The Dem

Quora loses its public face, Marc Bodnick

Quora’s been at the Q&A game for 7 years now but still is only starting to monetize. It’s growing, but momentum could take a hit tonight as long-time head of business and community Mar

Quora begins making money with the introduction of advertising

Question and answer site Quora has made its first push to monetize after it added advertising.

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

Quora Turns 80M Visitors Into Q&A Bounty Hunters With Knowledge Prizes

Quora is going to let companies pay cash to incentivize great answers to their burning questions. It's a forceful way to squeeze private insights into its public question and answer site, which has qu

Quora Launches Troll-Free AMA “Writing Sessions”

The chaos of Reddit’s Ask Me Anythings doesn’t lend itself to the most thoughtful answers. They’re short, plagued by trolls, and people who care about the topic or person might not k

How Product Hunt Hopes To Avoid The Pitfalls That Wounded Quora And Buried Digg

When Ashwinn Krishnaswamy and two of his buddies were living with their parents and working out of a basement in the suburbs of Philadelphia, they had only their development skills, a solid sense of p

Q&A Startup Quora Unifies Its Design Across Devices And Launches An iPad App

Quora wants to be the place where people share their knowledge with the world, and that means being on all the devices that people around the world use. Today the company is finally making its Q&A

Foursquare, Quora, Path: What Becomes Of The Underachievers?

Foursquare, Quora, Path. Each is (or was) a Valley darling; each has millions of loyal users; each has raised more than $50 million, albeit nontraditionally, and been valued at $400 million or more --

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
Load More