Google Relaunching Google Answers As Google Guru?
Google Blogoscoped reports that one of his readers noticed a “Google Guru” link in his Google Account page. Google Guru was launched in January 2007 in Russia as a social question and answer site. You can access it at guru.google.co.th/guru/ and here is a picture:
What is interesting is that Google closed down their Google Answers site back in November 2006, yes over three years ago. Is Google Guru their way of getting back into the social Q&A space? Yahoo is dominate right now with Yahoo Answers, maybe Google feels they can make a run at that as well?
Postscript from Greg: Google’s rumored, potential Aardvark acquisition might play into this offering. Aardvark calls itself a “social search engine” but I see it more specifically as an “answer community.”
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