Annals of PR
New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg made an appearance in Quora, the smart person’s Yahoo Answers, last week to lend his first-hand knowledge to the following query: “What is the cheapest, legal thing a person could do to get front page coverage in the New York Times?”
Read on, publicists and fame-seekers!
Question: How can I get someone to give me a million dollars?
Answer: Start a question and answer service.
NY and NJ based Q&A app Opinionaided has just raised $1 million from General Catalyst, SoftBank Capital and Draper Fisher Jurvetson along with angel investors Mark Wachen of DreamIt Ventures and Jonah Goodhart of Point Read More
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 unique 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 explained,” Katherine Read More
Where does some of the best coding get done? In coffee shops. Where do some of the biggest deals close? Over drinks.
This thread on the Q&A site Quora sparked a conversation this week about where entrepreneurs and investors like to hang out in the city. Investor Charlie O’Donnell of First Round Capital followed 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 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 to shoot Read More
For the small group of red-hot local startups with a lot of buzz, finding engineering talent is just tough. For everyone else, it’s damn near impossible.
Even ZocDoc, which Crain’s named the best place to work in the New York area based on benefits and an employee satisfaction survey, is having trouble staffing. ZocDoc Read More