Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Google Is Shutting Down Answer Service
(The New York Times)

"SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29 — Google said today that it would shut down Google Answers, a service that allows users to pose a question to a panel of researchers and pay for a helpful answer.

The service, which started about four years ago, failed to gain much traction with users, especially when compared to a rival service offered by Yahoo, which is free."