Those incorrigible folks at Google are at it again, this time with a live answer beta test called Google Answers. The idea is that you ask any question you like, and it will be answered by a live researcher for a fee. Google takes a 25% cut of the fee, you get your question sorted and everyone’s happy. This is not a new idea (the Askme.com site for instance has been offering a free service of this kind for a while) but then again, this is Google we’re talking about.
By the way, interested researchers should apply here.