Google Discontinuing Google Answers

Posted Nov 29, 2006

On the Google Blog today, Andrew Fikes and Lexi Baugher announced that Google Answers will no longer be accepting new questions.  Google Answers was one of Google’s first products and was proposed by Google founder, Larry Page.  The 4 person team working on Google answers created Google Answers in less than 4 months. 

Google Answers has categorized and subcategorized the question’s answers by the type of discussions.  For example, in the Business and Money section, there is an Economics subcategory, and in this section there is a question about the typical allowance for a college student.

When submitting a question for Google Answers, users also entered how much they were willing to pay for an answer from the question researchers.  Poor answers given for paid questions required a refund application.  Questions that were locked meant that researchers were digging for information pertaining to the question.  Google had employed the Answers Researchers themselves and these employees go through a screening process.