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  1. Web Search History: Before Google Answers and Yahoo Answers There Was "Answer Point" From Ask Jeeves

    Note: In many situations the "good samaritan" Lanzone writes about might be the subject expert (via an AskA service or a librarian (via a virtual reference service). Btw, Australia also has a national virtutal reference service named Ask Us.

  2. Answers.com Buys "Answer Extraction" Engine Brainboost for $4 Million in Cash and Some Shares of Restricted Stock

    Again, it's the librarian in me talking here but it's one thing to get an answer (something) but it's also crucial where (the source) of that answer. Answers.com will apply Brainboost's answer extraction techniques not only to the Web at large, as...