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Answers.com

The leading reference site on the Web from Answers Corporation, New York & Jerusalem (www.answers.com). Answers aggregates dictionary and encyclopedia content from more than 100 sources in all fields. For example, it holds a complete copy of Wikipedia, and in the technology arena, it features Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (what you are reading now). A "1-Click Answers" client for Windows and Mac can also be downloaded that enables users to click on any word in any page and retrieve its definition.

Founded in 1999 by Bob Rosenschein as GuruNet, later renamed Atomica, the company then offered a smaller amount of similar content, but featured the 1-Click client rather than a public website. The company changed its name back to GuruNet and then to Answers when it launched the Answers.com site in early 2005.
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As of December 31, 2006, the Company had approximately $425 thousand of deferred revenues, relating to subscriptions to its GuruNet service, which had no defined term and which were sold in 2003.
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GuruNet Corporation has three US patents for its technologies the company invented for retrieving fast and simple answers on the Internet.
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Revenues in 2007 included subscription revenue of $425 thousand that resulted from the recognition of revenue, previously deferred, from lifetime subscriptions to GuruNet, an information service we sold in 2003 and subsequently shut down in February 2007.
As of December 31, 2006, the Company had approximately US$425 thousand of deferred revenues, relating to subscriptions to its GuruNet service, which had no defined term and which were sold in 2003.
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Prior to December 2003, we sold lifetime subscriptions to our GuruNet service, generally for $40 per subscription.
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The GuruNet service was shut down in February 2007.