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Answers.com

Answerscom
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Dotcom Company
TypePrivate
GenreInternet
Founded1999 (as GuruNet)
FounderBob Rosenschein founded GuruNet, which later acquired the Answers.com domain name
LocationJerusalem, Israel
New York City, United States
Key peopleBob Rosenschein
IndustryComputer-related services
Products1-Click Answers Software
1-Click Answers Wikipedia Edition
ServicesGiving answers
Revenue(+) US$ 20.75 million (2009)
Operating income(+) $ 4.99 million (2009)
Net income(+) $ 1.76 million (2009)
OwnerSummit Partners
Employee88 (As of February 2011)
SloganThe world's leading Q&A site
Type of siteQ&A site
Available inEnglish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Tagalog
LaunchedJanuary 2005
Current statusactive

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Answers.com is an Internet-based knowledge exchange, which includes WikiAnswers, ReferenceAnswers, VideoAnswers, and five international language Q&A communities. The Answers.com domain name was purchased by Bill Gross and Henrik Jones at idealab in 1996. The domain name was acquired by NetShepard and subsequently sold to GuruNet. The website is the primary product of the Answers Corporation (previously GuruNet), an Israel-based Internet reference and Q&A company with offices in New York City and Jerusalem, founded by Bob Rosenschein in 1999. The site supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Tagalog. WikiAnswers is a community-generated social knowledge Q&A platform, using wiki-based technologies.


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