Mahalo Takes On Questions and Answers

Santa Monica-based Mahalo, the high profile startup headed by Jason Calacanis, has launched a new questions and answers site it is calling Mahalo Answers. The new service is similar to offerings from Yahoo with its Yahoo Answers service, Los Angeles-based Sodahead, and Demand Media's Answerbag Q&A service. The new Q&A service is the mysterious "Project A" which Calacanis was drumming up beta testers for earlier this month. Mahalo is a human powered search engine which uses a team of editors to cull the web for information on the most popular search topics. The firm is venture backed by Burda Digital Ventures, CBS, News Corp., and Sequoia Capital.