Mobile Q&A app Thumb is generating crazy engagement with users spending almost four hours a month on the app. Now, the app is evolving to allow its users to become more expressive and social, making Thumb more of a full-fledged social netwok for opinions.
Formspring, the social Q&A site, has built up a big following in the two years since it launched. The company is making its first real move toward generating revenue from its users with the launch of Formspring Interests along with a host of media partners.
Facebook has acquired friend.ly, a startup that makes a Facebook app for asking and answering questions with your friends. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Friend.ly was founded in 2010 and has reportedly raised $5 million in venture capital to date.
Formspring.me has hit a major milestone in its relatively short lifespan. The 18-month-old San Francisco-based startup, which allows users to create profile pages on which anonymous people can ask them questions, now has 25 million registered users.
Location-based app Loopt is looking beyond the check-in and trying to engage users by providing them information about what they should do they they arrive. Loopt is introducing Loopt Qs, a lightweight real-time question and answer feature that allows users to get answers to popular questions.
Q&A site Stack Overflow has been on a tear, as we recently reported in a profile of the company. The site supports 45 vertical categories for questions, relaunched a career site and now has $12 million in new funding and a new name to boast about.
PeerPong, a new Q&A site with an adorable name, is launching a public beta today. The company’s premise is to bring users’ questions to qualified experts on any given topic given their talking about it publicly online — right now, on Twitter.
Rich Barton today launched a side project called Pozit, which plays in the hot space of social Q&A. Pozit is a simple tool for starting a discussion with your friends. You ask a question and invite friends to answer using an invite-only short URL.
Less than a week after Google bought Aardvark for a reported $50 million, Joel Spolsky, the influential long-time software blogger, said that he plans to raise funding for StackOverflow, the programming Q&A site, and will be on a road show next week in Silicon Valley.
Earlier this week we briefly mentioned that a new company called SaysMe had raised a first round of funding. The company helps…