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  • November 21st, 2006

    Amazon’s lastest product nownow.com is one of the coolest thing I have seen. It’s now in beta and I would imagine that they will charge a subscription for it soon. It lets you ask any question you want in humand readible language. So I asked:

    Question:
    Where is the closest public bathroom to 3 Hanover Square NY NY 10004….um like NOW!
    Asked: Nov 21, 2006 2:44:40 AM GMT
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    Answers:
    McDonalds. 6 Water St New York, NY 10004
    Good luck!

    Source: http://www.tdc.ca/nywashroom.htm

    Answered within: 3 min 5 sec
    Worked for: 3 min 2 sec
    McDonald’s have public restrooms
    McDonald’s
    90 Maiden LN, New York, NY
    (212) 422-3791.
    Head northwest from Hanover Sq – go 98 ft 98 ft
    2.
    Bear right at William St – go 0.2 mi 0.2 mi
    3.
    Turn right at Liberty St – go 404 ft 404 ft
    4.
    Arrive at McDonald’s
    90 Maiden LN, New York, NY 10038

    Source: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&q=mcdonalds&near=3+Hanover+Sq,+New+York,+

    Answered within: 3 min 42 sec
    Worked for: 3 min 35 sec
    Mcdonalds – three blocks away at 90 Maiden LN, New York, NY
    Good luck

    Source: google

    Answered within: 5 min 32 sec
    Worked for: 5 min 3 sec

    This Rocks!!

    How it work is that it do some search to find out if it has the answer. If it doesn’t, it will farm out to MechTurk.com for 2 cents a question. People who are willing to do the research also compete for quality of the answer ranking to win a weekly prize of $1000. Man, I can be on this thing all day…

    Another job well done.

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    2 Comments Add your own

    • 1. award tour » nownow&hellip  |  November 21st, 2006 at 5:34 pm

      [...] 2 percent off center » nownow.com. kavin has a prime example of how nownow can be quite useful. [...]

    • 2. ayn blog&hellip  |  November 28th, 2006 at 5:43 pm

      Kavin told me about this new cool service at Amazon, it’s pretty damn useful, especially when you’re too busy to Google stuff yourself …

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