TalkToDocs is a voice-activated health companion that lets people speak their questions to their phone and receive quick, responses from a database of 50,000 doctors.
When Wikipedia and Google aren’t enough, Wizpert’s experts can come to the rescue.
Poutsch’s addictive social polling is finally opening up to the public today with the launch of a new iPhone app.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) revealed in a private meeting with the press that the state is backing a new venture fund.
Human powered Q&A search engine ChaCha raises its seventh round of investment.
LinkedIn will shutter its Answers Q&A service at the end of January, a sign that the service wasn’t driving enough engagement on the site. Could Quora use this moment to take the spotlight?
Guest Post And how startups can carve out a major market under Google’s nose.
The most famous robot startup dinosaur on the Internet answers VentureBeat’s readers’ questions about building critical mass, dealing with demotivated cofounders, and balancing work and life.
Pearl.com raises $25.7M in its second round of funding.
Quora co-founder Charlie Cheever will soon move away from day-to-day operations at the popular Q&A site he helped create back in 2009.
Taking advantage of powerful social media channels, Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan has posted criticisms against President Obama on the popular question-and-answer service Quora.
The Internet has long been a go-to resource for getting a question answered, but oftentimes the answers you get come from less than stellar “experts”. Beepl, a social Q&A service hopes to solve that problem. The site launched out of private beta today and is available to the general public.
Mobile question-and-answer company Opinionaided has seen massive growth since it launched last year, but its unwieldy (albeit clever) name has likely hurt the company more than it helped.
Everyone’s got an opinion — something that the mobile question and answer company Opinionaided has tapped into with its popular iPhone app. Today, the company is releasing its long-awaited Android app, which will help to spur on Opinionaided’s skyrocketing growth and increasing use engagement.
Social network giant Facebook has acquired Q&A service Friend.ly, the startup revealed in a blog post today.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUZOsc_nRLk&w=560&h=446] Steve Jobs is a notoriously private figure, but you can learn more about him in Leander Kahney’s book Inside Steve’s Brain. Kahney, currently the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, stopped by VentureBeat to chat about the hurdles encountered while writing about Jobs. Kahney also talks about Jobs’ recent resignation.
Decision-making app Opinionaided announced today it has helped answer 2 million questions and raised $4.3 million.
Guest Post Jenn Prentice is content manager of technology Q&A site Experts Exchange.
Formspring.me, a social network where users can ask and reply to questions, now has over 25 million registered members, the company announced on its blog.
Hipster, a startup which aims to bring question and answers to local communities, has raised $1 million in seed funding from a long list of big-name investors, including Google Ventures.
When I last talked to Kevin O’Connor, who sold his online ad company DoubleClick to Google for $3.1 billion, he was trying to expand his new startup FindTheBest by adding as many “comparison apps” as possible. Now, FindTheBest is also experimenting with new ways to show off all its data.
Stack Overflow, which runs a popular programming question-and-answer site, has raised $12 million in a second round of funding. It has also adopted a new name, Stack Exchange.
Formspring, the online question/answer service, has raised $11.5 million in Series A financing, bringing its total to $14 million. Now all the company has to do is figure out how to make money.
When is an acquisition not an acquisition? When Twitter’s involved, apparently.
Kurani Interactive, developer of the Opinionaided iPhone application, announced today that it has secured $275,000 in funding from crowdsourcing angel investor Chuck Chesler and Al Angrisani, a former CEO of market research companies.
Guest Post The classic movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail includes a scene in which King Arthur and his men ignore warnings about a killer rabbit with huge fangs. Only after one of the knights is ferociously attacked do they finally believe that such cuddly-looking creature could be the “most foul, cruel and bad-tempered thing you ever set eyes on.”
Opzi, which provides a question-and-answer platform similar to Quora for enterprise customers, is betting that companies relying on email and services like Salesforce’s Chatter for quick answers have exhausted employees to the point of jumping on board the service. Opzi founder Euwyn Poon demoed the product at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco today.
Search site Ask.com today announced the debut of its new Q&A Partner Platform. The offering leverages the company’s recently launched Q&A feature, which routes questions to appropriate members of the Ask.com community. Members are selected based on their interests and areas of knowledge.
There’s no shortage of question-and-answer sites, such as the recently-launched Quora. But if you think the answers found in any one place are too limited, a new startup called Swingly has you covered. Swingly says it has gathered more than 100 billion question-and-answer pairs.
Search site Ask.com launched a Q&A service today, making it the latest in a host of companies to do so, including Quora, Yahoo and Linkedin. The new version of the site will integrate the company’s search technology with a new feature that routes questions to appropriate members of the Ask.com community. Members are selected based on their interests and areas of knowledge.