Two web giants has recently launched an “answer” service. One of the newly launched answering service is nownow.com. They have partnered with Amazon.com Company, Mechanical Turk, who has a community of users completing various tasks for numerous businesses.
They pay the mechanical Turk community to answer the questions. During beta-test period all questions asked is free. But, they plan to price questions soon.
Another “answers” service is launched by the popular corporate social networking site LinkedIn. It’s mechanism is similar to Yahoo Answers, but it covers business related topics. Members who provide the best answers to questions, they earn expertise and an opportunity to be featured on the Answers home page.