Apple has applied for a patent that sounds pretty familiar to the folks at Carmel-based ChaCha Search Inc. Enough so that ChaCha founder Scott Jones has suggested that his business is well-suited for an acquisition by one of the largest companies in the world.
The latest round of funding will enable ChaCha to make "significant" investments in new products to expand both mobile and online services, CEO Scott Jones said. Internally, the project is dubbed "Go Big."
The ever-evolving information/answers service ChaCha Search has launched a startup within the 7-year-old company. Social Reactor will match advertisers with participating celebrities and other “social influencers,” who will use social media tools such as Twitter to drive fans to advertisers. Verge founder Matt Hunckler was tapped to get it rolling.
After six hard years, the locally based Q&A service has positive earnings and expects revenue to more than double this year. Founder and entrepreneur Scott Jones reveals how the firm turned the corner.
Carmel-based ChaCha Search Inc., a question-and-answer service for mobile phone and online users, is apologizing for providing what it calls "inflammatory answers to questions asked about sensitive subjects."
Carmel-based ChaCha Search Inc., operator of an online question-and-answer site, sued Taiwanese company HTC Corp. for trademark infringement over the planned introduction of a smartphone called the ChaCha.