Ask.com to Launch New Q&A Service
July 27, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Ask.com has launched its’ newest service: a Q&A feature that allows it to get back to its roots, and step away from the unsuccessful attempt at competing with Google as a search engine.
The new Q&A program, which has been released as an invite-only beta for now, uses results from Ask.com searches with results from a business FAQ and About pages, as well as provides an extended community to get responses from users in.
This concept is less of a new idea as it is an attempt to move back into the direction they started from. Through the many reinventions they have seen, such as Ask Jeeves, they have always been foremost a Q&A site.
The problem now, PC World points up, is proving to the Internet community at large that they have what users are looking for. Google is used by many for their questions, and Ask.com is promising answers without the overwhelming (and often random) results.
Over the coming months, they will be offering the service to more more people, and moving out of their beta version.