Microsoft Bing adds Quora answers to its social sidebar

Microsoft is adding content from top contributors on the Quora question-and-answer site to the “social sidebar” on its Bing search results pages, trying to boost the usefulness of the feature. The results show up under the “People Who Know” section of the sidebar. For example, a search for “Harry Potter” on Bing now brings up a link… Read More

Dave Schappell

GeekWire Radio: Kindle Fire, Post-it Wars, Legos, cool apps, and Startup Weekend EDU

On this week’s GeekWire radio show and podcast, we figure out the meaning of the Kindle Fire, recap Seattle’s startup “Post-it Wars,” and get ready for BrickCon this weekend at Seattle Center. Our guest in the studio is Dave Schappell of TeachStreet, an organizer of this weekend’s Startup Weekend Seattle EDU, who talks with us about the state… Read More

Mark Britton

Looking to take on Quora, Avvo rebrands as a Q&A site

When former Expedia executive Mark Britton founded Avvo in 2007, the goal was to create an online directory and ranking system of attorneys. The Seattle company continues to offer that service — along with a directory of doctors. But Avvo is now putting a bigger emphasis on its Q&A forum, redesigning its home page to… Read More