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September 10, 2010

Q&A Partner Platform: Answer Questions, Do Good.

Just over a month ago, Ask.com launched the beta of our new Q&A offering, combining search technology with human insight to find the best possible answers to users’ questions. Since then, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to grow our community, motivate our users and ensure the best quality answers possible.

Today’s release of the Q&A Partner Platform is part of Ask.com’s multi-pronged approach to address some of these points, enabling us to build our Q&A community while giving back at the same time. The platform includes a variety of features – from membership badges to contribution progress meters — to make it easy and fun for Ask.com community members to support causes they’re passionate about, simply by answering questions that are routed to them.

“Answers for the Cure” is the first program powered by our platform, and we’re excited to team up with launch partner Susan G. Komen for the Cure to make this happen. Once users register, Ask.com will donate ten cents to Komen for every question answered.  As we continue to roll out our partner strategy, stay tuned for more charitable organizations in the future.

Big thanks to our product and engineering teams, as well as our launch partner Komen for all the work in making today’s launch a success. Please register now and help us make a difference today!

Penny Yao, Senior Product Manager & Kiran Yellanki, Software Engineer

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