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AskMeNow

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Former type  Public
Industry  Search
Defunct  2008 (2008)
Revenue  54,536 USD (2007)
Number of employees  32
Total assets  645,110 USD (2007)
Traded as  OTC Pink: AKMN
Fate  Dissolved
Area served  North America
Founded  November 2005
Ceased operations  2008
AskMeNow httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen445Ask
Headquarters  Irvine, California, United States

Askmenow ceo darryl cohen


AskMeNow Inc. was an American public corporation, specializing in mobile search and mobile advertising. The Irvine, California based company officially launched in November 2005 and ceased operations in late 2008. AskMeNow's primary offering was a consumer mobile search product which utilized proprietary technology to offer a natural language based interaction and dynamic content provision platform.

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AskWiki

AskMeNow signed a partnership agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation to bring natural language processing to English Wikipedia. The beta product, AskWiki, integrated some of the semantic web and natural language features of AskMeNow into English Wikipedia searches. The AskWiki engine was able to parse natural language statements and return specific answers rather than just relevant articles. The contract between AskMeNow and Wikimedia was rescinded after Jimmy Wales announced his own for profit search engine named Wikia.

Partnerships

AskMeNow partnered with a variety of content publishers to offer mobile access to these publishers’ content. These partnerships included National Hockey League, Merriam-Webster, Encyclopædia Britannica, and Guinness World Records.

AskMeNow had established distribution partnerships with Alltel in the US and Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility in Canada.

References

AskMeNow Wikipedia


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