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
Aug 16, 2017
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
Nov 16, 2015
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 Tasks Local Guides to Add Wheelchair Accessibility Details
Sep 7, 2017
Google wants to ensure those in wheelchairs have access to the accessibility information they need before visiting places around the world. The search giant is asking its Local Guides, those who contribute information about places on Google Makes, to make an effort to answer questions about wheelchair accessibility.
Facebook Sports Stadium Takes the Starting Line
Jan 21, 2016
Facebook today announced Sports Stadium, a hub dedicated to sports and the communities that support and discuss them. Sports Stadium is a single place that accumulates all content on Facebook related to sports.
Facebook Tweaks Trending News and Expands Fundraising
May 24, 2017
Facebook updated several of its offerings today, including how it handles trending news and supports fundraising campaigns. Facebook says it has redesigned its trending news function with the goal of surfacing higher-quality content in the news box.
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