How Will Quora Handle Being Both Twitter and Wikipedia?

You’ve probably noticed that Quora has been getting a lot of press here in early 2011. As a result, the site is getting a lot of new users. As a result of that, there is growing concern that Quora will have a hard time maintaining the level of quality that led to it getting all […]

Is a Twitter News Service What Consumers Need?

Many are getting a substantial amount of their news today from Twitter, but Twitter appears to have higher aspirations for becoming an important news service. Note: this article has been updated following recent developments. Co-founder Biz Stone told Reuters this week, "From the very beginning this has seemed almost as if it’s a news wire […]

Mark Zuckerberg Shares Philosophy Behind New Facebook Messaging System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit and faced an interrogation from Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle. He spent a good portion of the discussion talking about the new messaging system announced this week.  He said that Facebook was not looking to build an email product, but more what a "modern messaging […]

Banks and Technology

The process of rushing, queuing and waiting for bank tellers is slowly becoming history. Internet banking has brought us much convenience, especially when we need to perform an urgent transaction on the spot. According to ComScore, Canada is the world’s top country in terms of online banking penetration. 2 out of every 3 Internet users […]

Trada Crowdsources Search Engine Marketing Campaigns

This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Trada Quick Pitch: Trada’s online marketplace boosts Google and Yahoo search ad results […]