March 01, 2006

"Ether", consulting-by-phone service

This is intriguing. It will either be a huge success, or a dismal failure. No inbetween.

Here's how TechCrunch describes it:

Tonight at midnight the doors open (to beta testers) at Ether, the new super-stealth startup that is wholly-owned by the pay-per-call folks at Ingenio.

The concept of Ether is straightforward, but it has a massive back end infrastructure (thankfully Ingenio already had it built). They call it an “ebay for services”, allowing people to charge for advice over the phone (and by email - more on that below).

Posted by jackhodgson at March 1, 2006 08:27 AM