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Briefly: Quora for iPad, OneDrive's new Photos view

08/29, 1:59am

Quora app for iOS now supporting iPad

Quora query-based platform has released an update for its iOS app, now supporting use on iPad. Quora provides space for users to ask questions and receive great answers about anything. Experts on particular topics are accessible as they share their knowledge, including "insider" participants such as those who produce popular TV shows. In addition to adding support for iPad, Quora v4.0 features improved loading speeds. Its new visual design aims to offer a more immersive read, and the format for asking questions has been restructured as well. Quora's new rich-text editor includes more options for how one's text appears on the social platform. Free to download, Quora for iOS requires iOS 7.0 or later.

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Quora overhauls iOS app in version 2.0

11/14, 4:04pm

Allows answering, following questions anonymously

Q&A service Quora has released a major update of its iPhone app, v2.0. Aside from now supporting the iPhone 5, the app uses a new interface said to get "out of the way" during use, for instance scrolling the search bar offscreen. Search is nevertheless said to be easier to access, and three times faster.

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Bing brings Quora into social search results

08/22, 6:38pm

Social questions now answered in Bing sidebar

Microsoft will be adding information from social questioning site Quora into the results for its Bing search engine. The new addition was announced today in a post from the Bing Team. The addition of Quora marks another step in Microsoft's continuing effort to grow market share for its search engine, which so remains in the shadow of market leader Google.

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Query website Quora gathers $50 million in funding

05/15, 2:30am

$61 million total gathered in two rounds

Peter Thiel and his Northbridge Venture Partners fund have injected $50 million into Quora, the crowd-sourced question and answer website. During the initial funding the company was valued at $86 million. Now, Quora is valued at $400 million following this round of funding. No financial plan for growth has been publicly announced for the second round of funding.

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Quora debuts first app for iPhone, iPod touch

09/29, 3:30pm

Combines web services with location functions

Question-and-answer website Quora has launched its first-ever app for the iPhone and iPod touch. The title serves a similar purpose to the Quora website, letting people ask their own questions, answer others, and root through a database of existing topics. A distinguishing feature is the addition of Nearby, which places topics on a map, letting people read or respond to questions about the things around them.

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