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Quora

Quora is a question and answer website that its users can collaborate by asking, or answering questions that have been submitted by other users. The company was co-founded by former Facebook employees Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever and is located in Mountain View, California.


How did Quora get its name?


At first glance, it looks like Quora is an abbreviation for "Question or Answer". However, Cheever stated that 'I associate it with "quorum" or public congregation. We read some piece by Rich Barton about coming up with names for services. We spent a few hours brainstorming and writing down all the ideas that we could think of. The closest competition that Quora had was "Quiver" but we eventually settled on Quora'.


Escrow

Escrow.com is the most popular provider of online escrow services. The company was founded in 1999 and acquired in 2015 by Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie.


:: Escrow Process ::
1. Buyer and Seller agree to terms
2. Buyer pays Escrow.com
3. Seller ships merchandise to Buyer
4. Buyer accepts merchandise
5. Escrow.com pays the Seller


:: Escrow.com Fees ::
While you specify delivery method for your escrow transaction, you will also have the option to specify who pays the escrow fee. For a normal transaction, you can select "Buyer", "Seller", or "50% Buyer and 50% Seller".


:: More Info ::
Fee calculator - Escrow.com

Yelp

A website where you can read and write reviews about restaurants, nightlife, local businesses, etc.


How did Yelp get its name?


Contrary to common belief, the name does not come from "help" or "Yellow Pages" directly. David Galbraith, who instigated the local services project based on user reviews, came up with the name "Yelp". The domain name was just available for purchase for a reasonable price from a squatter, according to co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman. 'The word "yelp" was short, memorable, easy to spell, and was familiar with the "help" and "yellow pages"', he stated in an interview published in February 2013.


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