Hipster raises $1M for local Q&A

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.

FindTheBest unveils a fun way to rank dogs, motorcycles, and more

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.

Open question: What is Marc Bodnick going to do at Quora?

Marc Bodnick, the cofounder of Silicon Valley private-equity firm Elevation Partners, is leaving to join Quora, according to multiple reports. (VentureBeat first reported his pending departure yesterday.)

Q&A site Formspring scores $11.5M

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.

How Twitter acquires people

When is an acquisition not an acquisition? When Twitter’s involved, apparently.