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Google's One Pass a Tool for Paid World Wide Web

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 23 comments

Time to pay for content!

The internet is all about freedom of information, but it's also a place of real business these days. Some of the older media are now charging for content behind a pay wall. Much like how newspapers charge readers for personal access to the content, so too are some websites.

Google today launched what it calls One Pass, which is an integrated subscription gateway manager tool that hopes to amalgamate subscriptions through a single login and payment system.

Check out Google's explanation video below:

Google One Pass

This could be an alternative to Apple's subscription model, which was revealed yesterday.

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    Anonymous , February 17, 2011 1:24 AM
    YAY!
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    cruiseoveride , February 17, 2011 1:36 AM
    Almost fell asleep while watching that video.
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    Anonymous , February 17, 2011 2:08 AM
    They know what you're reading and you can only read what they want you to. I like the graphics in the video though. But people need to realize, Google is EVIL.
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    tomaz99 , February 17, 2011 2:10 AM
    Well, that explains it...I have no further questions
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    Anonymous , February 17, 2011 2:34 AM
    When I hit a login or pay site, I exit and simply go to the next free easy access content site. Only by refusing to pay will we keep the free flow of information truly free. Reject google, apple and any other subscription models that aim to enslave us.
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    nikorr , February 17, 2011 4:42 AM
    Boring
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    dark_knight33 , February 17, 2011 5:31 AM
    How exciting, one more way for the internet to extract hard earned money from you. BTW, this'll mean less ads on websites like THG because I have pay for it now, right??

    Failsauce for all but corporate sheep who pay because they have so much money, small amounts means nothing to them anyway. This is a product that could only succeed in a world where people think the news paper is worth more than $0.25/day.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 17, 2011 6:14 AM
    Personally I can not see myself doing it,but there are those out there that will do it & also I can still see the adds poping up...
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    alidan , February 17, 2011 6:23 AM
    lets see here, how can this work...

    first, no ads at all. if you take ads out of news sites, i would pay, possibly 1 cent an article, and lets say 1 cent per article per hour or per 10 articles, which ever comes first.

    at the end of the month, they get lump sums from google on how much people were there.

    thats about the only way i would use it. any news where i have to pay before i can see it isnt worth reading, but news for free with ads striped is worth paying for.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , February 17, 2011 6:29 AM
    Good one alidan,you feel the same as many of us do...
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    digiex , February 17, 2011 7:46 AM
    now google wants to be a payment portal, what's next google bank?
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    randomizer , February 17, 2011 9:17 AM
    In the end, content can't be entirely free unless it was donated. Online newspapers and other similar sites with regular articles have to pay their content writers, and that money has to come from somewhere. If it's not ads, it's subscriptions. Otherwise there's no paid writers and therefore no content. I know I could do with less online tabloids, but even my favourite sites all contain content written by paid content writers.
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    hang-the-9 , February 17, 2011 12:37 PM
    mike tazmanWhen I hit a login or pay site, I exit and simply go to the next free easy access content site. Only by refusing to pay will we keep the free flow of information truly free. Reject google, apple and any other subscription models that aim to enslave us.


    Pray tell how will people make a living providing stuff for "free"? Free usually means "paid for with ads". Or "I stole the content from another site".
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    wizardprang , February 17, 2011 12:53 PM
    I don't mind paying for content, but the publishing industry seems to be looking for a way to charge us more while giving us less.

    Can anyone explain why a Kindle e-book should cost more than a paperback?
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    pug_s , February 17, 2011 1:34 PM
    The problem is that most people are freeloaders who don't want to pay for 'premium' contents in the web.
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    davewolfgang , February 17, 2011 1:46 PM
    The thing I see, is not only do they want a subscription fee to access, but then there will STILL be ads in the articles.
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    illo , February 17, 2011 2:23 PM
    pug_sThe problem is that most people are freeloaders who don't want to pay for 'premium' contents in the web.


    no, the problem is that people are greedy and are not satisfied with the millions ads get them. we could pay for services, still watch 4 minute commercials, have terribad buffer times and at the end of the day I could have torrented it for free.
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    dark_lord69 , February 17, 2011 2:28 PM
    Presenting the all new universal porn login and pay system!
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    etienne145 , February 17, 2011 2:58 PM
    One Pass to rule them all, One Pass to find them, One Pass to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
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    abottig , February 17, 2011 3:22 PM
    The internet will always circumvent pay-for-content systems. Always.
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