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|November 20, 2006 01:30 PM EST||
Answers.com currently offers its visitors free access to comprehensive information on almost four million topics, drawn from over 100 trusted encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, and other sources. Yahoo! Answers, the #1 Q&A site with more than 60 million users globally, now provides Answers.com users with a rich supplementary source of community-generated questions and answers on almost any topic. This addition to Answers.com pages will help users connect to others to augment reference information with real-life experience.
"The phenomenon of the 'wisdom of crowds' has taken on extraordinary momentum, as evidenced by the meteoric growth of Yahoo! Answers," explained Bob Rosenschein, CEO of Answers.com. "While our existing content is incredibly rich, relevant and cross-disciplinary, answers drawn from a community Q&A site provide a flip side - the dynamic, interactive voice of the people. User-generated content is a powerful wave on the internet and is a direction that we will continue to actively pursue."
"We're excited to share Yahoo! Answers with Answers.com's large population of users," added Tomi Poutanen, director of product management for Yahoo! Social Search. "The partnership will connect people to the information they're seeking with those who know it."
Answers.com users can view relevant questions and answers - both specific questions and topic-related categories - from Yahoo! Answers directly on Answers.com's own pages. In addition, users can click directly to Yahoo! Answers to ask any question.
"While it's terrific to use Answers.com today to find detailed, factual information on any given topic, we are offering an even more powerful user experience by tapping into the collective wisdom of one of the Internet's largest communities," stated Jeff Cutler, Chief Revenue Officer of Answers.com. "Following on the heels of our acquisition of FAQ Farm, incorporating Yahoo! Answers is an additional step toward our goal of creating a dynamic educational experience and a single destination for people to find their answers."
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo! seeks to provide online products and services essential to users' lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users around the world. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
About Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation operates http://www.answers.com/, the "encyclo diction almanac apedia" covering almost four million topics drawn from more than 100 trusted reference titles, as well as material written by its own editorial team. Founded in 1999 by CEO Bob Rosenschein, Answers.com access is built into the Firefox and Opera browsers, and its content is integrated into sites like Amazon's A9, The New York Public Libraries' homeworkNYC.org, The New York Times and others. Answers Corporation also owns and runs http://www.blufr.com/, a unique, addictive game that offers an entertaining trivia experience. For investment information, visit ir.answers.com. (answ-p)
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