Latest Answers Stories

2009-09-24 11:20:00

Answers Corporation launched its new Web site on Wednesday that will feature information that is based on both encyclopedias as well as people. The new Answers.com will combine community knowledge along with editorial resources. "For several years, we have been quietly building our database, which now exceeds five million answers, and community, with over 3.4 million registered members," Bob Rosenschein, founder and chief executive of Answers.com, told crowds at the DEMOfall technology...

2009-09-09 06:30:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- MerchantCircle (www.merchantcircle.com), the nation's largest network of local businesses, today announced the launch of its first two products designed to save consumers time and money: MerchantCircle "Neighbors" (www.merchantcircle.com/signup/neighbor) and MerchantCircle "Answers" (www.merchantcircle.com/answers). Both products are powered by MerchantCircle's nearly 1 million local business members to provide insights to consumers' questions,...

2008-04-28 08:35:00

One of the first large-scale analyses of how people share knowledge on Yahoo Answers has found that participants use the site to exchange advice and opinions, in addition to technical expertise."There are gobs and gobs of useful information on the web," said Lada Adamic, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and first author of the study. "Search tools allow one to, in principle, access a fair portion of it with relative ease. Yet, just as one may turn to...

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