Inside Jobs’ brain: Author talks about “crazy secretive” CEO (video)

[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.

Are Q&A startups a threat to Google?

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 demos Quora-like Q&A platform for businesses

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.

Ask.com debuts Q&A Partner Platform

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.

Ask.com joins the Q&A party

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.