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MinuteBox goes social to help users buy-and-sell expertise – TNW Apps

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How much would you charge for a minute of your expertise? Or, how much would you pay for a minute of someone else’s expertise?

These are good questions, and ones that UK-based entrepreneur Josh Liu hopes to answer with his MinuteBox web app.

In a nutshell, MinuteBox enables people to buy and sell expertise in units of time via a multimedia chat portal. The expert sets their per-unit fee (typically per-minute), and the user decides how much time they would like to buy with the expert.

So this app proclaims to solve the age-old dilemma of matching questions with answers. But isn’t that what the Internet itself does? Isn’t Google the only necessary tool if we have a question needin’ answered? Not so, according to MinuteBox Co-founder Liu:

“Those free online resources are great for general problems. However, when we have specific or complicated problems, we often struggle to get the solutions we need from those resources. That’s where MinuteBox can help.”

via MinuteBox goes social to help users buy-and-sell expertise – TNW Apps.

Written by Kees Winkel

May 27, 2011 at 06:47

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