Aardvark provides answers to detailed questions from a social network, such as, "Why does Google want to add Aardvark's technology to its arsenal?"
This is social search the way it should be: fast, relevant, and easy.
The former Twitter exec said his latest venture was never meant to be a company.
In order to streamline its many offerings a bit, the Internet giant will retire some services, including Google Listen and Google Apps for Teams.
A new app from Google Labs dubbed Talk Guru lets you search for information by chatting with an automated bot programmed to deliver the answers you seek.
And some you have. On the chopping block: iGoogle, Google Video, Chatback, Google Mini, and the Symbian Search App.
Perhaps Facebook's construction of a "Questions" product is in response to losing its bid for Aardvark to Google? That would explain why Google paid so much for it.
The Web giant continues to pare its operations, everything from social search to Web security, as it dumps divisions that don't offer the biggest opportunities.
Hunch, a buzzy start-up that answers questions using crowdsourced recommendations, has lined up at least $10 million in funding, according to sources.
Purchase price for popular restaurant review company comes in at 1 percent the price of Motorola Mobility.