U.S. Internet giant Google launched on Tuesday an online consulting, through which users can get some charges against advice from professionals in various fields, such as weight loss and DIY computer problems .
" What would you say if , through a single click, you can get help to solve IT problems, repairing a broken pipe or solving homework ? " He asked on official blog of the U.S. group, Udi Manber.
With the new service, called Helpouts, we offer to users support through video consultation sessions. This service is currently focused on eight areas: Arts and Music, Computers and Electronics, Cuisine, Education and Career, Fashion and Beauty, Fitness and Nutrition, Health, Home and Garden.
Udi Manber said that in the futur, the platform will be developed and will be included some other fields where experts will provide consultancy, writes AFP.
This service allows users to initiate in yoga, to decipher playing the guitar and refine in French, putting an internet contact with another avid internet user these areas or a specialist in these areas. Counselling can get on this platform and $ 240, but some advice is free.
According to Google, and companies like Sephora (which offers beauty ), Weight Watchers (services in body weight ) and Rosetta Stone ( language teaching services ) will in turn provide advice through the new service.
On the other hand, the launch of Helpouts is the third attempt by U.S. to launch an online network of experts after Google Answers and Google Knol, said analyst Greg Sterling.
He said Helpouts platform will enable companies to promote their services, but they run the risk of competing with those who offer free advice on the internet, especially on sharing website YouTube videos, also owned by Google group.
Google, owner of the most popular Internet search engine, has launched new services in recent years to attract new users and revenue.