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Chacha Is a Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award

Top Q&A Service Recognized for Excellence in the Technology Industry (May 16, 2012)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- ChaCha Search, Inc., the leading answer platform service, announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring the most promising private technology ventures in North America.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and Chairman of Red Herring. "There are so many great companies producing truly innovative and amazing products and technologies. We had a very difficult time narrowing the field and selecting the Finalists from such a group of future stars. ChaCha shows great promise therefore deserves to be on the short list. Now we are faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners."

ChaCha CEO, Scott A. Jones, is honored that ChaCha is being recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award. Jones said, "We are thrilled ChaCha stood out among a long list of worthy candidates. We are proud that ChaCha has shown significant growth, and we look forward to leading innovation in the fast-growing Q&A industry for many years to come."

ChaCha is the leading source for free real-time information and answers. Through its unique "ask-a-smart-friend" platform, ChaCha has answered over 2 billion questions since launch from more than 40 million unique users per month via online (, mobile text (242-242), iPhone app, Android app and voice (1-800-2- ChaCha™). ChaCha is one of the fastest growing mobile and online publishers according to Nielsen, comScore and Quantcast and was recently named by Forbes as one of America's Most Promising Companies. Follow ChaCha on Twitter: @ChaCha and @ChaChaMan.

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Shannon Neumeyer
ChaCha Search, Inc.
(317) 660-6680

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