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Google Acquires Aardvark For $50 million  (View post)

DPic [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, February 11, 2010
9 years ago4,890 views

techcrunch.com/2010/02/11/goog ...

<<Google has acquired social search service Aardvark, says a source that has been briefed on the deal, for around $50 million. We first reported on the discussions between the two companies in December. Those discussions have now turned into a signed deal, says our source, and will be announced today or tomorrow.>>

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Damm you beat me :-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

<<As of October 2009, Aardvark had 90,361 users, of whom 55.9% had created content (asked or answered a question). The site’s average query volume was 3,167.2 questions per day, with the median active user asking 3.1 questions per month. Interestingly, mobile users are more active than desktop users. The Aardvark team attributes this to users wanting quick, short answers on their phones without having to dig for anything.>>

DPic [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Well, credit to Jérôme Flipo who shared on reader (which i saw through Buzz) =]

Abhisshek [PersonRank 3]

9 years ago #

Wonderful :)

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

<< 2 months back the offer was for 30 Million$ techcrunch.com/2009/12/06/aard ... >>

techcrunch.com/2010/02/11/goog ...

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

1) Gmail: identify the organizers
2) Buzz: identify the influencers
3) Aardvark: identify the scholars
4) ????
5) Profits!

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

The Aardvark site is down now... has been for about 10-15 minutes.

downforeveryoneorjustme.com/va ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Googles statement:

We have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aardvark, but we don't have any additional details to share right now," a company representative said in a statement.

news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-104 ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Ow vark.com is currently online.

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Aardvark is currently up for me.

I was always curious how Google can get into this market, it seemed like Yahoo Answers was too far ahead.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

This site is backup for me now too.

Above 12 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Missy [PersonRank 4]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]drtimfoley: Google already was into this market once.

It was called Google Answers, and it was far, far better than Yahoo Answers could hope to be, in terms of quality.

BizAbh [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Congrats Google

sa [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

google well done...

theapplegoogle.com

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Official blog post AND official email announcement from Aardvark:

<< Hello,

The Aardvark team is excited to let you know that we've been acquired by Google! (Read more: googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...)
This is an official email notice, as required by the Aardvark Terms of Service.

You shouldn't notice any changes, but for more info on what this means for Aardvark users, check out the FAQ we've put together: blog.vark.com/?p=361

Thanks for all of your support so far, and stay tuned for more exciting things to come!

All our best,
The Aardvark Team >>

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Here's the new Aardvark Google Labs page: googlelabs.com/show_details?ap ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

blog.vark.com/?p=361

A new term Googlevark was also mentioned today

RiyAndroid [PersonRank 8]

9 years ago #


googlewatch.eweek.com/GooglevA ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I've tried this website for the first time today, it's really great. I hope you will be able to filter by language soon.
It looks like a improved Yahoo! Answers.

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