• AOL Answers Sees The Light Of Day, 3 Years After AOL's Acquisition Of Yedda

    AOL Answers Sees The Light Of Day, 3 Years After AOL's Acquisition Of Yedda

    Next November, it will be three years since AOL acquired Israeli startup Yedda in an effort to foray into the online Q&A service business. Today, Yedda is finally graduating to a full-fledged AOL property with the ‘launch’ of AOL Answers (or Aol Answers, still not sure about that). Read More

  • Does Israel Still Have its Mojo? AOL Certainly Thinks So

    In a recent post, Sarah Lacy posed the question of whether Israel has lost its mojo. It looks like AOL believes the mojo is still very much somewhere in the Holy Land, as evidenced by its tapping Avichay Nissenbaum as AOL’s first Country Manager for Israel. Nissenbaum, considered by Israel’s startup community as “one of the good guys” is known for two startup… Read More

  • AOL Gets Into Q&A Business, Acquires Israel's Yedda

    I first met Yedda founders Avichay Nissenbaum and Yaniv Golan during a trip to Israel in February 2006. The company, which hosts a question and answer service that is similar in some ways to Yahoo Answers, launched later that year. Tonight they’re announcing their acquisition by AOL. Terms are not being disclosed. The current plan, says Yedda, is to keep the company as an independent… Read More

  • Stealth Israeli Startup Yedda Launches

    The last time we took a look at Israeli startup Yedda was in January 2006. Today they’ve left private beta and are allowing anyone to use the service. Yedda is a question and answer service, comparable to Yahoo Answers, Wondir, Google Answers and Oyogi. With the exception of Google Answers, all of these services, including Yedda, are free, and go to great effort to leverage the community… Read More

  • Lunch In Israel: six startups, a VC and a blogger

    Last Sunday I attended an ad hoc tech lunch in Tel Aviv, Israel to meet six great web 2.0 startups there. Attending were founders from I4giveu, Maxthon, Raw Sugar, Spotback, Triplay and Yedda. Daniel Cohen from Gemini Israel Funds, Ouriel Ohayon (TechCrunch France author) and other tech enthusiasts were there as well. We had a great meal and a great discussion. My pictures from the event are up… Read More

  • Community Search with Yedda

    There are only a few details emerging about Israel-based Yedda, which will be launching in the next month or so (the current home page is taking email registrations). My understanding is that the service will be somewhat similar to Yahoo Answers, Wondir, Google Answers and Oyogi, with some key differences that the founders hope will result in significantly more user participation, and… Read More