Google Answers, Google’s Q&A service that was killed off after being decisively beaten by Yahoo Answers (in terms of traffic, at least), has been relaunched in Russia. An entry on Google’s Russian blog says that Russia is the first to get the new service, leaving open the possibility that an English version could return. A rough Babelfish translation:
Today we start the beta version of “questions and answers”. This is the new service Google, where it is possible to pose complex question on the theme interesting for you and to obtain answer from other users, and still it is possible to earn marks, answering strange questions…We are especially glad to report that Russia - first in the world country, where we start this service; she is not thus far accessible even to English-language users….Answering different questions, you collect marks and you gradually become expert in one or other region or another.