Turns out there's a lot of money in reliable answers to the internet's questions

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How much is credible, factual, internet-based information worth?


A lot, evidently. 


Question-and-answer website Quora has raised a fresh round of $85 million dollars in its quest to become the go-to resource for people with questions — and people with answers. 


The round values the company at roughly $1.8 billion, according to a company spokesperson (who said that the valuation had roughly doubled from its previous valuation of $900 million). 


Quora launched privately in 2009 but and quickly drew buzz in the tech community in part because it was started by two well-respected early Facebook employees. The website opened to the public in 2010, serving as something of a high-end message board where people can ask questions and get solid answers.  Read more...

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