YCombinator announced that Quora, which recently nabbed $80 million in funding, will be in its summer class.
Q&A platform Quora has announced a new round of funding of $80 million, which it will use to sustain the company “no matter what happens.”
Quora wants to improve its machine learning algorithms to boost the quality of its question-and-answer product, and toward that end it’s just announced a new contest open to programmers worldwide.
What’s the latest from Quora? The site is launching formal reviews for content like books, movies, and technology, allowing users to provide specific feedback on these popular topics in a more structured format.
With $50 million in the bank this summer and co-founder Adam D’Angelo saying the company wants to grow to 100 times its current size, Quora is clearly on a quest for new users. But the company needs to weigh carefully what it’s worth to get there.
Are new blogging platforms like Medium, Quora, Svbtle and LinkedIn’s Influencers program an attempt to recreate the bad old days of “content farms?” Not really — their focus is much more on quality content than on direct monetization.
Looking for a new platform for blogging, and finding that existing sites aren’t sufficient? You might check out Quora’s new blogging platform, which it plans to release Wednesday, that will allow users to create posts on the site and share information.
In an effort to keep people engaged and answering questions on Quora, the company is rolling out a new feature Monday that allows users to ask questions of Quora power answerers who happen to be online at the time.
As Quora continues to grow and expand as one of the best sites for finding excellent information on totally random, diverse topics, the company is attempting to recognize its best contributors by naming top writers, a group of the most committed users.
Quora co-founder Charlie Cheever will have a reduced role at the company going forward, CEO and co-founder Adam D’Angelo wrote on the site Tuesday, marking a departure for the young company that was met with skepticism from regular Quora readers.
Quora will finally release a much-requested Android app for the popular crowdsourced question and answer site on Wednesday, increasing its options on mobile, where the site sees more than 25 percent of its traffic and a good deal of growth.
Inspired by embedded tweets and Kindle highlights, Quora will now let you embed your favorite questions and answers across the web.
Users upset about Quora showing which posts had been read by which readers can rest easy — the site has backtracked on its decision to show that information after receiving complaints from users, who were generally unhappy with the feature.
Quora launched a new feature that essentially takes away the option of reading anonymously (unless you opt-out) on its platform. This is part of the growing trend of passive sharing involving what one is reading on the web. And it’s not necessarily a good thing.
Updated: Today, Amazon’s Web Services have hit some bumps in the road, taking down a variety of popular sites such as Foursquare, Quora and Paper.li. Since clouds do fail perhaps the best thing to do is provide information and maybe a dollop of humor.
Can social Q&A sites really help you build your professional reputation? I’ve taken a look at three sites that offer similar functionality, yet are vastly different under the surface. Here is a breakdown of how to use Quora, Focus and Namesake to enhance your reputation.
Facebook has redesigned its Questions feature, in what seems to be an admission that the original version wasn’t getting much traction. The new version, which focuses on asking questions of your friends, also seems designed to set it apart from services like Quora and Twitter.
The Q&A space is red-hot right now, but it’s not just Quora or Stack Overflow. Startup Opinionaided is announcing it has raised $1 million to expand its mobile, real-time, feedback service, which is getting noticed for its high engagement levels.
New York start-up Stack Overflow has been growing rapidly by focusing on specific content niches and pushing experts answers. The site is now poised to expand its career site as it looks to help its experts leverage their knowledge for better jobs.
After initially celebrating Quora, social-media maven Robert Scoble has changed his mind. It might seem as though this is of interest only to Silicon Valley insiders, but it has focused another spotlight on some important hurdles that Quora has to face as it tries to grow.
For Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup, Quora it has been a scorching hot few weeks. Thanks to relentless media attention, the company started by Facebook alumni has now become one of the hottest consumer web companies in Silicon Valley. The question is how much is the company worth?
I’ve been looking at Quora to see if it might be valuable for web workers. I’m skeptical that sites powered by the public can provide fast and reliable information. But here are some things you can do to improve exposure for your questions.
Quora, the red-hot Q&A startup, depends on high-quality answers — and has deliberately kept things small in order to cultivate a knowledgeable community. But can it keep those virtues when its membership base is exploding and not everyone wants to play by the site’s rules?
Steve Case, the founder of AOL and architect of the disastrous merger with media giant Time Warner in 2000, has been using the question-and-answer site Quora to respond to critics of that deal, and also to share his thoughts about the new AOL.
Quora founder Charlie Cheever doesn’t really like the word “community” that much. But whatever he chooses to call it, building one is at the core of what he is trying to do with the startup, along with his co-founder and fellow Facebook alumnus Adam D’Angelo.
Quora, the question-and-answer startup founded by two former Facebook employees, has opened its database up to search engines today. Facebook, however, prefers to keep the information from its recently launched Facebook Questions service to itself, saying it has no plans to be indexed by search engines.
Facebook beta-launches Questions today, a way to ask friends and friends of friends for advice and recommendations on any topic. What’s most surprising about this product is it’s entirely public — and that it’s awfully similar to Quora, the startup founded by former Facebookers.
What’s going on at Quora, seven months since announcing itself and a month after opening to the public? We visited co-founder Charlie Cheever at the company’s Palo Alto office to hear more about how the company is handling the dueling forces of growth and quality.
A number of users of the Q&A startup Quora are reporting that the site is unavailable to Facebook employees using the corporate network. It’s not clear why the startup service would do this, unless it sees Facebook’s testing of a similar product as a competitive threat.
Quora is one of the few web services I actually enjoy using, mostly because of the high quality of engagement with other Silicon Valley people. But before letting me through the door today, it asked me to agree to its new terms of service.
After All Facebook reported this morning that Facebook is testing a new “Questions” feature, someone turned to Quora, the well-funded Q&A site created by former Facebook execs, to ask “Why is Facebook creating a Q&A product to compete against Quora?” Facebook’s Blake Ross answered.
Quora, a Q&A startup founded by several early Facebook employees, including former Facebook CTO Adam D’Angelo, has raised $11 million in a…
Quora, a company started by ex-Facebookers, has raised a large amount of capital at a mind-boggling valuation from Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler, an ex-Facebooker himself. Why is the company getting this super valuation? And is it really worth all that money? My take.
Foursquare is being actively wooed by four major venture capital investors, which are valuing it at between $50 million and $70 million. And it isn’t the only startup seeking a “big round” at a “big valuation” — indeed, big-ticket investments are making a comeback.
Gravity, a site meant to foster online conversations between people with common interests, became available to the public today. The company, founded by a trio of former MySpace executives and funded by Redpoint Ventures and August Capital, has built a, easy-on-the-eyes, snappy forum platform.
Quora, a new startup from ex-Facebook employees including former CTO Adam D’Angelo, wants to inspire a massive user-created question-and-answer site to compete with Yahoo Answers and Wikipedia. It’s currently in closed beta.