Google Answers Shuts Down

By Deane Barker on November 30, 2006

Google to abandon answer service: Google Answers is shutting down. Yahoo Answers was clobbering it.

Google Inc. doesn’t have all the answers — a fact underscored by the Internet search leader’s decision to abandon a 4-year-old service that hired researchers to field questions on everything from school homework to sports trivia.

The retreat, announced in a notice posted on Google’s website late Tuesday night, represents a rare victory for rival Yahoo.

I used Google answers once. I was quite pleased with the results. I think we paid $50 for that question. The quality of the answer was fantastic.

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