Tech leaders, including Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, think Indianapolis would be a great location for Amazon’s second headquarters. And, like other cities in the running, it has some strengths and weaknesses.
Entrepreneur Scott Jones’ company, once an up-and-comer on the local tech scene, ceased operations Monday after recently becoming unable to service its debt.
I still believe my decade-old vision is sturdy and world-changing, because even the best computers and algorithms are still able to answer only about 60 percent of the random questions asked by on-the-go people, doing real life.
ChaCha has moved out of its offices but is still operating. It posted a profit on $2 million in revenue last quarter, and CEO Scott Jones wants to stay in the black until someone buys the Q&A search company.
In driving today’s innovations, we sometimes take for granted that computers are woven into just about every aspect of our personal lives and businesses.
Early enthusiasm for ChaCha Search Inc. was so high that at one point it reportedly received a $100 million buyout offer. But today, with ChaCha’s workforce down to 15, the jubilance is gone, Web traffic continues to drain, and founder Scott Jones appears ready to move on.
Chief Technology Officer Robert Wiseman has decided not to relocate permanently to Indianapolis, opening the door for former ExactTarget executive Darin Brown.
The suit alleges that the wife of company founder Scott Jones believed he was having an affair with the employee, and the firm didn’t do enough to prevent the wife from confronting and threatening her at work.
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 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.
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.