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April 18, 2002: Google Answers Goes Live

With little fanfare, Google has launched Google Answers (BETA) where you can ask and answer questions. They're looking for paid researchers to help answer the questions. "As a Researcher, you work from your own home and computer to answer questions for Google Answers. You earn 75% of the price set for a question that you answer." To become a researcher you must write a short essay on your qualifications and answer some sample questions. They're using the same Google Accounts system as the SOAP interface.

Users ask questions and set a price between $4.00 and $50.00, Google takes a $0.50 listing fee and you pay by credit card.

Posted by Aaron Swartz on April 18, 2002 08:21 PM