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

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:

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

  • YAY!
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  • cruiseoveride
    Almost fell asleep while watching that video.
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  • 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
    Well, that explains it...I have no further questions
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  • 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
    Boring
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  • dark_knight33
    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
    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
    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
    Good one alidan,you feel the same as many of us do...
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