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AskMeNow Inc.
Traded as OTC Pink: AKMN
Industry Search
Fate Dissolved
Founded November 2005 (2005-11)
Defunct 2008 (2008)
Headquarters Irvine, California
Area served
North America
Key people
Darryl Cohen - CEO
Products S3 - Enterprise Semantic Search Solution
Services SMS-based question answering, mobile content distribution, mobile advertising
Revenue US$54,536 (FY 2007)[1]
US$-9.428 million (FY 2007)[1]
US$-20.435 million (FY 2007)[1]
Total assets US$645,110 (FY 2007) [1]
Total equity US$-4.894 Million (FY 2007)[1]
Number of employees
32 (Dec 2007) [1]

AskMeNow Inc. was an American public corporation, specializing in mobile search and mobile advertising. The Irvine, California based company officially launched in November 2005 and ceased operations in late 2008.[2][3] AskMeNow's primary offering was a consumer mobile search product which utilized proprietary technology to offer a natural language based interaction and dynamic content provision platform.


  • AskWiki 1
  • Partnerships 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


AskMeNow signed a partnership agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation to bring natural language processing to WorldHeritage.[4] The beta product, AskWiki, integrated some of the semantic web and natural language features of AskMeNow into WorldHeritage searches. The AskWiki engine was able to parse natural language statements and return specific answers rather than just relevant articles.[5] The contract between AskMeNow and Wikimedia was rescinded after Jimmy Wales announced his own for profit search engine named Wikia.


AskMeNow partnered with a variety of content publishers to offer mobile access to these publishers’ content. These partnerships included National Hockey League,[6] Merriam-Webster,[7] Encyclopædia Britannica,[8] and Guinness World Records.[9]

AskMeNow had established distribution partnerships with Alltel[10][11] in the US and Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility in Canada.[12][13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "AskMeNow, Form 10KSB, Filing Date Apr 15, 2008" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "AskMeNow, Form PRE 14C, Filing Date Nov 3, 2005". Retrieved Jan 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "AskMeNow, Form 10KSB, Filing Date Apr 17, 2007" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "AskMeNow, Form 10QSB, Filing Date Nov 16, 2007" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 15, 2013. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Puck drops on AskMeNow/NHL deal
  7. ^ AskMeNow and Merriam-Webster Launch Mobile Dictionary
  8. ^ "Encyclopaedia Britannica Selects AskMeNow to Launch Mobile Encyclopedia" (Press release). World's Technology News. February 21, 2007. Retrieved May 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ Guinness World Records(TM) Selects AskMeNow to Provide Mobile Access to Its Extensive World Record Database
  10. ^ "AskMeNow, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Apr 12, 2007" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 15, 2013. 
  11. ^ Alltel offers AskMeNow mobile answer service
  12. ^ "AskMeNow, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Apr 7, 2006". Retrieved Jan 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ "AskMeNow, Form 8-K, Current Report, Filing Date Feb 13, 2008" (PDF). Retrieved Jan 15, 2013. 

External links

  • AskMeNow Historical SEC Filings
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