Google Experimenting With Removing Ads for a Fee

An oft-heard saying in Silicon Valley is that “information wants to be free.” Google is running a test to see if users feel the same way.On Thursday, Google started experimenting with a new way to let users contribute to web sites in exchange for removing – or at least reducing – the number of ads. The service, called Contributor by Google, has users give between $1 and $3 a month to sites like The Onion and Mashable.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/21/google-experimenting-with-removing-ads-for-a-fee/Also see:Google launches ad-free net experiment
Google has unveiled a project that offers web users the option to pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.Dubbed Contributor, users can pay a monthly fee of between $1 to $3 for ad-free sites.When those who have paid their subscriptions visit a participating site they will see pixelated patterns replacing the adverts.
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30144073

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