SOURCE: GuruCountry

October 23, 2007 10:00 ET

GuruCountry Launches an Online Marketplace for "Live Expert Advice"

GuruCountry Provides an Exchange for Experts and Users to Transact for Advice

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - GuruCountry (www.gurucountry.com) announced today the launch of its online exchange for live expert advice. GuruCountry allows experts in a wide range of fields and industries to provide their expertise and advice for a fee to interested users. The platform provides experts the ability to connect with potential customers and build their own Guru following. For consumers, it's a convenient and reliable place where they can purchase advice and interact with Gurus in their fields of interest.

GuruCountry.com consists of Gurus in a wide range of categories. Although experience levels vary, the common bond is that the Gurus are looking for a way to share their expertise with the people who need it the most. GuruCountry goes beyond the standard search engine by providing a suite of communication tools that facilitate live exchange through chat, voice, and video. The exchanges between the experts and the consumer are timed and compensation is based on the duration of the transaction. Unlike other question and answer websites, GuruCountry's marketplace offers verification of experts, flexibility for users and a place where experts can build a personal brand.

"Search engines have shown the world how to find information. But even the best website or blog pales in comparison to live answers. We designed GuruCountry to create a forum for live exchange. The Gurus get ready access to people who appreciate their expertise, and consumers get the chance to speak with verified experts in their field," said Chris Folayan, CEO and Co-Founder of GuruCountry. "GuruCountry was born out of frustration. As a developer, I'm always on the hunt for new techniques and programming best practices, but sometimes I've got questions that go beyond my immediate community. I created GuruCountry to solve the problem I was facing: I knew someone had the answer I needed, I just didn't know how to find that person."

About GuruCountry

GuruCountry's innovative online marketplace facilitates live expert advice by connecting experts and users to an online interactive community. GuruCountry is an exchange where consumers can purchase advice from experts in their field of interest through a suite of communication tools that include chat, voice or video. For more information, visit www.GuruCountry.com

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