Yeah, you can forget about that, because Aardvark was just acquired by Google for a cool $50 million.
< I can hear CEO Max Ventilla now: "I’ve got your participation fatigue, right here, Andy!" >
Anyway, I thought Google was out of the "using humans to answer questions" business? I thought all of our search problems were going to be solved by robots and algorithms?
I have no insider knowledge on why Google made the buy, so I’ll just wildly speculate as normal.
Perhaps, it’s because Aardvark was gaining ground in the mobile search space. Something I speculated a couple of weeks back: