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February 25, 2010 14:29 ET

"kgb Answers" Web Site Features America's Most-Asked Questions About Vancouver Olympic Games

Millions of kgb's Answers Searchable Online for Free

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) - kgb,, the company behind America's most successful premium text answer service, 542542 (kgbkgb) is uploading thousands of questions about the Olympic Games every day to their new Web site, kgbAnswers,, to enable consumers to see the service's most frequently asked questions and the answers that kgb Agents have provided. Site visitors can also ask any question to learn whether its answer is contained in the company's vast database. kgb is featuring Olympic content throughout the course of the Games to showcase the vast variety of questions users ask the service -- and the high quality answers that kgb Agents research in response. Among the most popular questions about the Olympics during the past week include (answers provided through the links below):

Q1. Is the film "Cool Runnings" based on a true story?

Q2. Who were the top five countries at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy?

Q3. Why did Denver refuse to host the Winter Olympics in 1976?

Q4. Has anyone ever won an Olympic gold medal at both the winter and summer games?

Q5. Does the NHL still play games during the Olympics?

Q6. What does the "5 rings" of the Olympic Games stand for?

Q7. Does Jamaica have a bobsled team at the 2010 Winter Olympics?

Q8. What was special about the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver?

Q9. Who was the narrator for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics?

Q10. What is the name of the Winter Olympics mascot?

Q11. What is the name of the sport where you ski and shoot at the same time?

"kgbAnswers has been a major effort to bring the vast database of answers researched by our special agents to the Web. We want people to be able to browse our database and to have access to kgb's answers whenever they are searching for answers online. Every month our agents deliver millions of accurate answers to our customers via text on their mobile phones, and now consumers can get these great answers when they are searching from their PCs," said Bruce Stewart, CEO of kgb Mobile and Digital. "By continuously adding fresh content based on our most popular questions, we get fascinating insight into what's on consumers' minds -- and often we see trends in questions that defy conventional wisdom, which is what makes them so interesting. The poll and survey features on the site are additional ways visitors can interact with our content and to enrich our answers."

kgbAnswers enables users to ask a specific question by searching the database , or to browse questions by categories. Users who do not find the specific answer they need in the database have the option to ask their own question, and the answer will be researched by trained kgb Agents and delivered to their mobile phone via text for a cost of ninety-nine cents. 

About kgb's 542542 (kgbkgb)

kgb 542542 is kgb's flagship premium text answer service that enables consumers to send any question via text message to 542542 (kgbkgb), where a specially-trained kgb "Special Agent" is waiting to provide a quick, accurate answer. Users receive real-time responses to questions any time, day or night, from any cell phone, for a cost of 99 cents per answer.

About kgb

Kgb is a privately held, New York-based company and the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. During its fifteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful and recognizable retail brands in the telecommunications and enhanced information services sector. kgb's European retail brands include The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which have the largest market share in their respective markets. kgb is also the largest and fastest-growing independent wholesale directory assistance service provider in the U.S. 

kgb has pioneered the provision of a broad range of wholesale and retail information services beyond traditional directory assistance services, including call completion, movie listings, train schedules, price comparisons and "Ask Us Anything" service across multiple platforms, including mobile and landline phones, SMS and the Internet. In 2009 kgb launched its flagship text answer service, 542542 (kgbkgb) following the success of kgb's similar "Ask Us Anything" premium text answer service in the United Kingdom. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered nearly a billion questions.

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