Google Undercuts Apple With Cheaper Version of Content-Subscription Plan
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 17/02/2011 17:13
Google Inc. unveiled a digital- content service that gives publishers a bigger cut of subscription sales than a competing program introduced yesterday by Apple Inc.
Google will keep about 10 percent of the fees charged by publishers, Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt said today in Berlin. Apple said it's keeping 30 percent. Google is also giving access to more information about users, publishers said.
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Google Announces Payment System for Digital Content
A day after Apple stirred up online publishers by announcing a digital subscription plan that some called too restrictive and financially burdensome, Google on Wednesday announced its own payment service for digital content that aims to be more publisher-friendly.
Google's service, called Google One Pass, is a way for online publishers to sell digital content on the Web and through mobile applications using Google's existing payment service, Google Checkout. Readers will be able to access that content on many devices using their Google e-mail address and password.
Google unveils One Pass system for online content
Google has launched a new payment system that allows users to subscribe to online content for a 10% commission fee.
The move comes after rival Apple was criticised over its payment system which takes 30% of the sale price.
One Pass will work on tablets and smartphones, as well as Google-related websites.