Google launches ‘Helpouts’ service

Google launches video tutorial service for DIYers in 8 categories.

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Google launched a video chat service Tuesday that promises to connect users with experts in eight different categories: art and music; computers and electronics; cooking; education and careers; fashion and beauty; fitness and nutrition; health; and home and garden.

Helpouts virtual tutors can help with just about any DIY task from preparing a resume to removing a computer virus and applying makeup for a professional look.

The fees are set by each Google-approved expert, with Google taking a 20% cut for most of the video tutorials except on the topics of health advice. Experts can charge a flat-fee per session or by the minute. If the advice is unsatisfactory, Google is promising to refund the money.

For more on Google Helpouts, head over to Canadian Business or watch the Google promo video below.

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