Thursday, September 10, 2009

Google To Help Others Charge For Online Subscriptions?

Google, which came into existence and prominence because of their aim to make information freely available to everyone has just announced something which seems rather incongruent to everything they have stood for.

According to Revolution Magazine:

"The internet giant's plans, outlined in a proposal to the Newspaper Association of America, focus on allowing publishers to generate much needed Revenue from online subscriptions and micropayments.

The system will essentially allow consumers to sign-up and manage multiple content delivery accounts through one single channel, thus allowing them to easily access premium content from a range of different websites.

Rather inconsistent with their altruistic nature?

Via - Revolution Magazine