Answers Grows Globally
Potentially lost in all the excitement last week was an announcement about our international expansion.
We've expanded our international presence to nine additional markets and in five new languages. In addition to our existing sites in US, UK, Canada, Australia, and India, we now have Yahoo! Answers in: Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Singapore.
In these newly launched markets, where the number of documents in the web index is simply not as large as the English-speaking markets, Yahoo! Answers is an especially powerful means of tapping into the global community to share and exchange knowledge and to change what it means to search.
Now go bust out your foreign language skills (or use the language translation feature of Yahoo! Toolbar), ask your questions and share your knowledge globally: Find out from Germans whether it's still possible to get tickets for the FIFA World Cup, get the Brazilian take on why their beloved Ronaldinho doesn't wear braces, or ask the French to find out what their recommendations are for a good mid-range Bordeaux.
As always, keep that feedback coming...
Sr. Product Manager, International Yahoo! Answers
P.S. In the meantime, Answerers of legal drinking age can help us celebrate the occasion by mixing up a cocktail we're calling, "The Best Answer" ... courtesy of one of our international Yahoo! product managers. The cocktail is lovely shade of green that matches our site and is quite delicious too!
"THE BEST ANSWER"
4 parts vodka
4 parts vanilla vodka
4 parts Godiva white chocolate liqueur
2 parts heavy cream
1 part crème de menthe
Dark or white chocolate
Add the vodka, vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, and cream to a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously until very cold. Strain into a chilled glass. Without emptying the shaker, add crème de menthe to the residue of the vodka/cream mixture and shake vigorously. Drizzle into glass; the mint will gradually sink to form a green layer at the bottom of the glass. Garnish the top with either shaved white chocolate (to mimic the Yahoo! Answers asterisk icon) or dark chocolate (to add a touch of the Yahoo! Answers Yamster mascot).