Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year.

answers-logoThe new version of question-and-answer site tries to bridge the worlds of professional reference works and user-generated content. It combines more than 250 licensed reference source with community, discussion and a user-edited database of more than 5 million answers. Anyone can answer, edit, or collaborate on answers in thousands of categories.

The team demonstrated the new site on stage at this week’s DEMOfall 09, the technology conference co-produced by VentureBeat. The interface was pretty straightforward. There was no answer for the question “Do you ‘twitter’ or ‘tweet’?” so it was easy to create an answer for the question. (It’s “tweet,” obviously.) Anyone who has used Wikipedia should be familiar with the general format. The difference between this and Wikipedia is the question-and-answer format and the integration of traditional reference material. also launched Spanish, French, Italian, and German versions.


VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member