All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Q&A’

Biz Stone’s Jelly Is Back With ‘Entirely New’ Approach

Biz Stone’s Jelly Is Back With ‘Entirely New’ Approach

Two years ago, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launched Jelly, a new Q&A service serving as “a new way to search.” It got a lot of attention for a little while there…until it didn’t. The world largely forgot about its existence, and they even stopped working on it. Now it’s back. We're back! Learn more about what we're up to and …

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Obama Heads to Tumblr for Q&A, Tumblr Asked to be Thoughtful and Grammatically Sound

The White House has held numerous Q&A sessions on Twitter and Facebook, and President Obama himself has even sat down for a reddit AMA, but on June 10th, for the first time ever, Obama will be answering user questions on Tumblr. Users are being asked to submit questions, the best most sterile of which will be passed on to Tumblr …

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Jelly Gets Android, iOS App Updates

Jelly, the new Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced today that it has launched updates for its Android and iOS apps. The Android version adds support for more cameras and camera resolutions and support for more devices that couldn’t generate custom fonts. The update also includes some bug fixes. It removes some permissions for features Jelly was testing, …

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Jelly Reflects On Its First Week, Says A Bunch Of New Features Coming Soon

Jelly, the new mobile Q&A service from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for a week now, and the company has put out a new blog post reflecting on how its been received, and how people have been using it. The company acknowledges that its numbers will drop dramatically as the initial curiosity spike fades away, but notes that …

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Report: About 1/4 Of Questions On Jelly Are Being Answered

Jelly, the new visual Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for a week now, and some early third-party data regarding the app’s usage has surfaced. RJMetrics’ Robert Moore says he’s been collecting data on all the questions and answers that have been posted by way of his own Jelly account and using “publicly accessible (if undocumented) …

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Mark Zuckerberg Uses Jelly To Ask About A Spider In His Shower

Apparently Mark Zuckerberg is using Jelly, the new social Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. He used it over the weekend to take a picture of a spider in his bathroom, and ask: “What kind of spider is this, and is it okay to let it keep living in my shower?” Kevin Thau, Jelly’s COO (formerly VP of Business …

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What Am I Supposed To Do With Jelly?

As previously reported, Biz Stone’s Jelly has finally launched. We’ve been hearing about it for about a year without really knowing much about it. Now we know what it is, and we’ve had a chance to mess around with it a little. I stress a little. I’m not going to pretend that I know what Jelly is completely or what …

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Biz Stone’s Jelly Launches, And It’s ‘A New Way To Search’

We’ve been hearing little bits about Jelly, the latest startup from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for about a year, but the product has now been formally introduced. They’re calling it “a new way to search.” More specifically, you take pictures of things with your phone, and ask your Facebook and Twitter friends about them. If they don’t have answers for …

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Watch This 30 Minute Q&A About The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us is a smash hit – critically and commercially. Some are even saying it’s the best game of this entire generation. Now you may be wondering how the developers at Naughty Dog did it. Among all the PS4 hype at E3, Sony took some time out to host a Q&A with the guys at Naughty Dog to …

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Butler University Study: ChaCha Beats Google (And Others) For Mobile Q&A

Butler Business Accelerator has released findings from a new study of mobile search engines and question and answer platforms. The study says ChaCha answered questions better than ten other mobile search engines and Q&A platforms including Google, Bing, Yahoo, Siri, Ask.com, Answers.com, and Quora. “ChaCha delivered the highest quality responses consistently across the largest group of categories and question types,” …

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Freshly Funded ChaCha Thinks It Has Q&A Right This Time

Last week, Q&A vet ChaCha closed a new $14 million round of funding showing that there are still believers in the Q&A space. We had the opportunity to speak with founder and CEO Scott Jones about what ChaCha has in store, and what it intends to do with that money. Q&A is, in some ways, very similar to search. It’s …

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Quora Optimizes Android App For Tablets

Quora announced today that it has optimized its Android app for the tablet experience. “More and more, people read and write on Quora while on-the-go. Many people also love using tablets, making a unique Quora experience for tablets one of our most popular requests,” the company says in a blog post. The design makes use of a split panel to …

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Quora Launches Blogs, Rich Text Editor

Last month, Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo announced the company’s new mission, which involves sharing and growing the world’s knowledge. He indicated that Quora would be expanding beyond the simple Q&A the site is known for. It appears that expansion has begun. Today, Quora made a pair of announcements, including the launch of new blogs, and that of a rich text …

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Quora Gets A Refresh On iPhone

Quora announced today that it has launched a new version of its iPhone app, which is now available in the App Store. “The new app is better and faster with a new UI that takes advantage of the iPhone 5, more accessible and faster search, and easier sharing,” a spokesperson for Quora tells WebProNews. “The user interface is simpler and …

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Quora Launches “Online Now” Feature, Improves Suggestions Algorithm

Quora has launched a new feature called Online Now, which will be seen in its existing Ask to Answer product. It allows users to see when experts “who might be able to help” with their questions are actually available at that time to answer. This can be particularly helpful if the question is time sensitive. The feature comes with privacy …

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Google+ Questions Answered In Latest Hangout

One of the coolest things Google does is list the office hours of their various departments. This allows users and developers to ask questions of the team and get answers from the actual people working on the software. The Google+ platform team opened their office hours this week with no real agenda besides answering user questions. There were some good …

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Google’s Social Q&A Search: Ask Google+ Friends From Google Results

Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews: “Our goal for search is to help you find the best answers to your questions, and sometimes the best answers come from your friends. To help you find those answers, we’re experimenting with a new link at the bottom of the search results page that invites you to Ask your friends” for information about …

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Quora Launches Boards Feature

Quora, known primarily as a Q&A site, has launched a new feature to expand on this concept, and become more than strictly question-and-answer format. It’s called Boards. Essentially, Boards just lets you post whatever content you want on your profile. Of course, others can already follow you. As far as I can tell, it pretty much just makes Quora more …

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Exclusive: Ask Aims To Make Q&A More Social

Earlier this year Ask.com opened up its community portion of the site to its entire user base. This gave users the ability to ask questions and get answers from people. Since then, the company has been re-tooling its site looking for ways to get users more engaged. “As we’ve all seen, Q&A sites are growing in popularity and there’s a …

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Top Searches & Questions of 2011 (According to ASK & AOL)

Earlier this week, we looked at Bing’s year-end round-up (be it a little early) of the top searches of 2011. And the lists continue as today both AOL and Ask released their versions. Ask’s fittingly come in the form of the top questions. They were also thoughtful enough to include a video about them. “Because people come to Ask with …

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Rebecca Black Holds YouTube Q&A, You Guessed It, On A Friday

On Friday, 11/11/11, internet sensation and indecisive seat-chooser Rebecca Black sat down for an exclusive Q&A session, sponsored by YouTube. The Q&A session was based on over 3,000 questions submitted by fans from all over the world. Ms. Black asked her fans to submit questions for the session via Twitter. She also announced her Q&A session was ready for viewing …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an author, radio host, TV host, planetarium director and of course, everyone’s favorite current big thinker on life and the universe. The astrophysicist, who is an associate at the American Museum of Natural History, makes regular appearances on shows like The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, making him pop culture’s favorite space scientist. And yesterday, …

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Friend.ly Acquired by Facebook

Facebook has acquired friend.ly. Terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed. So, what is friend.ly? Aside from having a .ly domain that actually makes sense when you say it out loud, it’s basically a social Q&A service. The official description is as follows: Friend.ly is a place to explore friendships and discover people beyond the boundary of your social …

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Ask Redesign, Human-Powered Q&A Rolls Out to All Users

Ask has 63 million users these days. That is one thing that stands out in the company’s latest announcement. The announcement itself is that Ask.com has launched its human-powered Q&A service “Ask People” to all of those users. This has only been available to a portion of them in limited beta until now. Ask has also launched a redesign to …

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Ask Android App Launches

Ask has launched a new Android app offering a mobile Q&A service to users. The launch follows that of its iPhone app, which recently surpassed a million downloads. “We have placed a big bet on mobile as part of our growth strategy, and it’s paying off with four times the answer rate as our site users,” said Jason Rupp, senior …

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Ask Adds Partners to Bolster “Smart Answers” for Q&A

Ask has announced several major partnerships designed to fuel the company’s growing Q&A service. More specifically, the partnerships will drive expansion of Ask’s “smart answers” across more categories including: sports, recipes, travel and music. The point of the “smart answers” feature of Ask is to give users real answers, as opposed to links to web content – when applicable, and …

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Ask Taps YouTube API For Enhanced Video Results

Online video continues to blow up, and a lot of startups are capitalizing on it. Ask says that as a Q&A site, it sees a larger percentage of “how to” questions around art, science, cooking and exercise that are “begging to be answered visually.” With that in mind, the company is taking what it says is a first step to …

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Loopt Illustrates Growth of “Qs” Product

Loopt, which announced a new partnership with Groupon last week to provide users with Groupon Now alerts, is sharing some of its own usage stats. “We just hit 14,000 Qs answered in the Bay Area,” Loopt Corporate Communications Manager Sharon Howell tells WebProNews. “The service is currently limited to the Bay Area, but we’ll soon be expanding nationwide.” The company …

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Using the New Facebook Questions for Fan Pages

After a year of “beta testing”, a new version of Facebook questions rolled out yesterday.  Naturally, I had a ton of questions on how questions works and how brands may use questions on fan pages, which I’ll uncover below. How to Post a Question on Facebook? Now fan pages have “Question” added for potential status updates. From here, the fan …

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Quora Visits Tripled Last Month

According to the latest post on the Hitwise blog, the volume of visits to Quora nearly tripled in January due to considerable coverage from technology news websites. Below are highlights from the post:

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