Seems like a huge amount of money to pay just to get a good domain name.
Also wonder if their dropping 1-Click Answers has something to do with Xerox's patent infringement claim pending against Google and Yahoo?
According to an article in the SEO by the Sea
The case number in US District Court for the District of Delaware is 1:10-cv-00136-UNA, and answers havenâ€™t been filed yet by the defendants.Read the full article here.
Within the complaint, Xerox claims that the processes described in their patent System for automatically generating queries , are being used to automatically generate queries based upon the content of web pages that show related advertisements through Googleâ€™s Adsense and Adwords programs, as well as through Yahooâ€™s Search Marketing and Publisher Network.
Yahooâ€™s Y!Q Contextual Search, which I believe is no longer available, is also described in the complaint as â€śa system that automatically generates queries based on the content of web pages to retrieve information related to the pages.â€ť I did write about Y!Q a while back, and you can get an idea of how it worked from my post, if you somehow missed it â€“ Y!Q didnâ€™t seem to catch on with a wide audience.
The other Xerox patent, Method and Apparatus for the Integration of Information and Knowledge, is claimed as being infringed by Google Maps, Google Video, YouTube videos and Yahoo Shopping.