Google Plans Tools to Help News Media Charge for Content
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 10/09/2009 14:13
Google is planning to roll out a system of micropayments within the next year and hopes that newspapers will use it as they look for new ways to charge users for their content.
The revelation was made in a document that Google sent to the Newspaper Association of America in response to a request for paid-content proposals that the association sent to several technology companies.
Google developing payment platform for newspapers: Nieman [AFP]
Internet giant Google is developing a payment platform for newspapers that would allow them to charge for content online, according to a report on Wednesday.
Harvard University's Nieman Journalism Lab said that Google had submitted a payment platform proposal to the Newspaper Association of America in response to a request made by the NAA to several major technology companies.