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  • 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

  • Quora Gains A Twitter/Facebook Growth Expert, Loses Top Engineer to Pinterest

    Quora Gains A Twitter/Facebook Growth Expert, Loses Top Engineer to Pinterest

    Good news people who are really curious about Quora growth! You might one day be reading an article like this about Quora … Because Quora has hired a former Twitter and Facebook guy, Andy Johns, to focus on user growth and engagement. Johns, who tweets under the apropos username @ibringtraffic, spent a year and four months at Twitter, two years at Facebook and is now taking his speciality… Read More

  • Quora Gamifies: Credits And “Ask To Answer” Suggestions Live For Everyone

    Quora Gamifies: Credits And “Ask To Answer” Suggestions Live For Everyone

    After five months of beta testing, Quora has made its Quora Credits and “Ask to Answer” User Suggestions live for everyone today. All users can now earn credits for a variety of positive and user engagement-magnifying Quora behaviors like answering questions they’ve been asked to answer, getting votes on answers to questions they’ve solicited through “Ask to… Read More

  • Drumo Is Quora For Cities

    It’s hard when you’re new to a city and have no friends. When I visit a new city I tend to hide in trees and behind garbage bins and watch people from afar, seeing where they go to eat and socialize. Then I go to those places at night, when they’re closed, and sniff the air for their scent. However, Drumo offers an improved method for finding out specific things about a… Read More

  • Q: When Will Quora Release An iPhone App? A: Now.

    Q: When Will Quora Release An iPhone App? A: Now.

    Quora can be an addiction. You visit the site just to see what’s going on, 30 minutes later you’re still there. Today, the addiction goes mobile. Finally. The service has just released their first iOS native app. Tailored for the iPhone and iPod touch, I can safely say that it’s awesome. I’ve been testing it out for the past few days, and my own personal usage of… Read More

  • Quora Gets Threaded Comments, Comment Voting, Editing And Images

    Quora Gets Threaded Comments, Comment Voting, Editing And Images

    Q&A site Quora has just unveiled a revamp of its commenting system, the most notable change being the implementation of a threaded commenting feature for the discussions under a question and its subsequent answers. The new threaded comments allow users to reply to specific comments in an answer thread, intuitively by entering text into the Reply box under each comment. Read More

  • If You Cite Compete Or Alexa For Anything Besides Making Fun Of Them, You’re A Moron

    If You Cite Compete Or Alexa For Anything Besides Making Fun Of Them, You’re A Moron

    Earlier today, I was checking out some new questions in the TechCrunch topic area on Quora. One in particular caught my eye: How was TechCrunch traffic affected by their major redesign in July 2011? This has been something I’ve seen asked here and there given the radical changes we implemented — and, I assume, given the audience issues Gawker faced after their recent redesign. Read More

  • As Quora Thinks More About Mobile, They Drop A Pin On Location

    As Quora Thinks More About Mobile, They Drop A Pin On Location

    Some of the most interesting and relevant content on Quora are related to places. But up until now, Quora hasn’t done much to focus that data using location. Today, they’re starting to. A new feature going live shortly will allow users to set location information for topics. For example, if there’s a topic about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, you can now drop a pin… Read More

  • Facebook Asks People To Post Questions About Interning At Facebook, On Quora

    Facebook Asks People To Post Questions About Interning At Facebook, On Quora

    Yes yes I know Facebook Questions pivoted into some kind of “poll your friends” thing back in March but still this is sort of funny, simply because it’s the most symbolic concession of the Q&A space I’ve seen from Facebook yet. Hey, people interested in interning at Facebook, ask a question about it, ON QUORA. Read More

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