AOL has acquired Yedda, Inc., a semantic social search Questions and Answer service. Yedda will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Founded in 2006, Yedda employs technology that automatically matches questions to other related questions and topics, while selecting the best available users to answer the question, similar to "Ask Jeeves." Yedda’s semantic matching technology intelligently routes questions to relevant communities of Internet users who can "syndicate" their expertise and spark a community-wide dialogue of people invited to discuss and learn from each other’s experiences.
Using Yedda’s technology, AOL will incorporate the Questions and Answer functionality into select programming areas on AOL.com and will further integrate "Questions & Answers" into its experiences in the coming months.