Google Launches Helpouts, Live Video Help From Experts

Google launched a completely new service called Helpouts that connects users with experts via live video chat for consultations. If you have questions regarding fitness, computers, cooking or need some medical advice, for a small amount of money you can get advice from experts.

Depending on the topic, you can get help for free but you can also pay $30 for the call. Vendors are eligible to set their own prices, charging users by the session or the minute. According to Google, there are roughly 1,000 service providers and plans are to keep the marketplace "invitation only" for now.