"Google launches user-led Q&A service in Arabic"

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denco

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Sep 8, 2009, 6:48:28 PM9/8/09
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"Google launches user-led Q&A service in Arabic"
http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090908/ap_on_hi_te/ml_tec_techbit_mideast_google

"Google decided to launch its tool, called Google Ejabat after the Arabic word for "answers," after discovering many of its Arabic users' searches failed to turn up relevant results.

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The company does not offer a service like Ejabat in English, but has launched similar tools in Russian, Chinese and Thai, Dubai-based spokeswoman Joanne Kubba said."



Roger Browne

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Sep 9, 2009, 3:52:34 AM9/9/09
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> The company does not offer a service like Ejabat in English...

You think that?

Take a look at the Google Help Forum:
http://www.google.com/support/forum?hl=en

It has all the elements of Yahoo Answers: askers, answerers, accepted
answers, popularly-endorsed answers, accumulation of karma points,
etc.

All it needs to be a Yahoo Answers competitor is for Google to extend
the list of question categories beyond Google products. The software
is there already.

Roger
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