Thursday, September 10, 2009

Google Plans Tools to Help News Media Charge for Content - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

More on Google’s newspaper-related plan

The Google document, which was first publicized by the Nieman Journalism Lab, indicates that the micropayment system will be an extension of Google Checkout, a payment system that Google rolled out in 2006 and positioned as a competitor to eBay’s PayPal service, the leading system for online payments.

“While currently in the early planning stages, micropayments will be a payment vehicle available to both Google and non-Google properties within the next year,” Google wrote. “The idea is to allow viable payments of a penny to several dollars by aggregating purchases across merchants and over time.”

Google Plans Tools to Help News Media Charge for Content - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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