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Google Answers appears.
Google hired more than 500 'carefully screened' researchers 'ready to answer your question for as little as $2.50 -- usually within 24 hours'.
The online knowledge market allowed users to post bounties for well researched answers to their queries. Asker-accepted answers cost $2 to $200. Google retained 25% of the researcher's reward and a 50 cent fee per question.
In addition to the researcher's fees, a client who was satisfied with the answer could also leave a tip of up to $100. It was fully closed to new activity by late December 2006,
Business Solutions appear.
Google adds to its portfolio of solutions. In addition to the search appliance, Google also adds a sponsored links program and content targeted advertising. It also offers a 'Buddy Link' -- a Google search box to search corporate sites using Google.
Google introduces Froogle.
Froogle used Google's web crawler to index product data from vendor websites. The name was changed to Google Product Search in 2007 and Google Shopping in 2012.