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
Last week marked the end of two investments by the IAC coporation. The first, Ask.com’s decision to end algorithimc search, says more about Google’s dominance than IAC’s inability to innovate.
But the death of InstantAction, a gaming firm acquired by IAC for $50 million back in 2007, highlights a more troubling trend Read More
Question and Answer
IAC made a smart surrender today, killing of Ask.com’s algorithmic web search to focus its resources on social Q&A.
Competing with Google just didn’t make sense, Ask.com President Doug Leeds told Bloomberg.
“It’s become this huge juggernaut of a company that we really thought we could compete against by innovating. We did a Read More