There has been a surge in interest and activity around question-and-answer sites over the past six months, creating an opportunity for Answers.com to cash out with a private equity firm to the tune of $127 million.
The answers on Answers.com range from accurate to the patently ridiculous, drawing in more than 47 million Read More
As the tech blogosphere continues to gush and agonize over the question-and-answer site Quora, New York’s question-and-answer site Stack Overflow has been quietly catching fire.
Stack Overflow is primarily a message board where programmers can share tips and tricks and crowdsource solutions to problems they run into while coding. The name Read More
If you follow techies in the Twittersphere, you know that hundreds of thousands of people on the Internet have met, fallen in love with and married Quora, the hottest startup question-and-answer scene.
The Wall Street Journal just discovered Quora, however, and did not fall in love: “I found it uninviting, geeky and poorly Read More
Question: Is Q & A just a fad?
Answer: Not at all. Q & A sites are a kind of social network and a solution to problems with the Google’s decreasingly-useful search engine. It’s a crowded space–Tech Observer has receivered press releases this week from Ask.com, ChaCha and Answers.com, the last of which is relaunching Read More
The Q&A site Quora has been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to a review by a high profile tech blogger, and recently hit the half-million user mark.
The increased attention on Quora reminds us of two New York companies: one old, one new.
Ask.com, formerly Ask Jeeves, recently pivoted to a Q&A strategy Read More
The question-and-answer site Quora was founded by former Facebook employees, lauded from the start for being smarter than Yahoo Answers, and is valued at $86 million.
Despite the fact that it’s been trolled by tech journalists for almost a year, Quora’s userbase had been growing slowly and quietly until it started Read More
Carrie Fisher’s touring show Wishful Drinking was recently filmed for an HBO special that debuts December 12. The show, which began on Broadway, is taken from her book of the same title and provides a broad overview of her many tabloid scandals — though Ms. Fisher says she’s actually not that much of a drinker. Read More
We caught up with Fran Lebowitz last week to talk to her about her new HBO documentary Public Speaking, which debuted last night. The documentary consists of an interview with Ms. Lebowitz, and assorted clips from her speaking engagements, and is directed by Martin Scorsese. We spoke with Ms. Lebowitz at the HBO offices in Read More
“Your voice,” Simon Cowell says to a singer in a story from Ben Greenman’s latest collection Celebrity Chekhov. “It rattles like a pan under a car. What is Bono going to think when you take his song and treat it like an advertising jingle? I would be surprised if you are here a week from Read More
Two years ago, at the age of 45, Chris Downey had surgery to remove a brain tumor. The procedure robbed him of his sight–but not his vision for architecture, which he continues to practive. The Architect’s Newspaper has a stunning interview done by august real estate maven Peter Slatin, who has Read More