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Just saw on the Google blog that Google Answers is no more. Predating crowdsourcing products from Yahoo, Microsoft, and Amazon, Google went the more elitist route of building a team of experts — 800 of them over the last four years. Ah well, guess it’s back […]

Just saw on the Google blog that Google Answers is no more. Predating crowdsourcing products from Yahoo, Microsoft, and Amazon, Google went the more elitist route of building a team of experts — 800 of them over the last four years. Ah well, guess it’s back to algorithms at the ‘Plex.

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  1. Google Answers Closes Shop (Extended Version) Thursday, November 19, 2009

    [...] comparisons between the booming Yahoo Answers and the shuttering Google Answers (see our initial reporters’ log post from last night) are pretty stark. Google Answers wasn’t bad — it was an extremely [...]

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