AT&T to Support ChaCha
Today AT&T and ChaCha announced a new partnership. ChaCha is a short-code based search tool for mobile phones. ChaCha provides free answers to any question sent from any activated wireless phone. Questions can cover any topic, from science to culture to sports. Send any question to 242242 and a reply is sent back via text message several minutes later. The search queries are routed to real people who have been registered by ChaCha as experts. The experts generate the answer and push it back out to the sender. The two companies will work together to grow ChaCha's search business.
Google Brings Q&A Feature to Maps and Search
Google today said it is adding a question-and-answer tool to Google Maps and Google Search for Android devices. Users need only search for and open business listings within Maps or Search to see the Q&A feature, which taps into data provided by Google Local Guides and others.
Google Search App Understands More Natural-Language Questions
Google today said its mobile search app is better able to grasp the meaning of requests thanks to new language-recognition techniques. Google is now breaking down queries into smaller pieces to understand the semantics behind individual phrases so it can assess the intent behind the larger question.
Google Tweaks Search with Fresh Discovery Tools
Google today announced several changes to its core search product that are meant to help people discover fresh content as they perform searches. For example, Featured Snippets are content highlighted by Google to provide "quick, relevant answers" to search queries.
Facebook Improves Search for Conversation Discovery
Facebook today is pushing an update to its search tool in order to make topics and conversations easier to find. The tool expands beyond the borders of users' immediate friends and family, and will search through all of Facebook to see what people are saying about any given subject or event.
Google Takes Steps to Ensure Search Results Are Locally Relevant
Google today said it has updated the way it handles queries in Search and Maps when people travel. Moving forward, people will be served search results based on their actual location, not the domain they've indicated on the web (such as .com, .uk, .de, etc.) Google says people using Search in the U.S.
Google vs. ChaCha is that ChaCha will answer ANY questions, whether its ridiculous or not. You can search "Jeffersons most famous quote" and a PERSON will find the answer for you vs. Google wanting to slim it down and bring back NUMEROUS options.
I've often ChaCha'd myself to see what comes up and its CREEPY - they are psychic!
I asked ChaCha, "Is ChaCha better than google?" It answered, "ChaCha is the only revolutionary new human-powered free mobile answers service for people on the go. ChaCha anyt...
Not bad..... Also supported by T Mobile as well.
Google's response was,"Sorry, 'How much wood does a woodchuck chuck?' did not return any results."
However when searching for an address google returned more results.
One thing I didn't care for is the advertisements that ChaCha has.
text anything to goog for the same thing