December 19, 2006 14:21 ET

Jyve™ Featured as "Extra for Skype"

Live, Interactive "Ask" Engine Brings Web Searches to Life

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 --Jyve, the world's first live "Ask" engine, will be available to users of Skype, the Internet communications company, as a featured (add-on) "Extra for Skype" in Skype version 3.0. Jyve lets Skype users connect live via the Internet with people around the world to share questions and answers in real time. Faster and more targeted than using automated Web searches, Jyve brings the volumes of information stored in people's minds online through free Internet Skype communications.

Already an award-winning plug-in for Skype, Jyve makes the process of searching for information human, dynamic and immediate. Jyve members can "tag" topics of interest they'd like to converse about, and also create professional listings describing services they can provide and products and services they can help support.

"With live conversations, Jyve lets 'askers' get the exact information they need, or tips on where to find it, from people all over the world, without digging through search results or checking back to see if someone has posted an answer hours later," says Charles Carleton, founder of Jyve. "Using Skype with Jyve can save people so much time and money that many are making Jyve their first stop when they need to know something, or to source a professional right away."

Paul Amery, Director of Developer Program at Skype, says, "Extras Manager for Skype 3.0 allows end-users to do more with Skype. For some time now we have been working to enable Skype as a distribution platform for third-party add-ons and applications," says Amery. "Extras will also help generate new usage and users for Skype and software partners. We are really interested in seeing how our users take advantage of this feature."

Skype users can download the Jyve plug-in at Anyone with a question can try Jyve at

About Jyve

In 2004, San Francisco-based Jyve founded a new live "Ask" engine designed to bring the knowledge stored in people's minds online. Since its debut, Jyve has attracted a growing grassroots community of more than 40K Skype users worldwide with a new site forthcoming to support rising demand. More professionally oriented than Yahoo Answers and more interactive than asking Jeeves. Jyve lets "askers" and "answers" tag topics of interest and products for peer support. Using an award-winning plug-in for Skype or by visiting, members of the Jyve community can dialog in live threads or one-on-one conversations via VoIP or IM. Asking is free, tipping is optional, and professional fees for extended services can be negotiated -- all in real time and at users' discretion. For more information, visit

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