Would you pay a subscription to remove ads from webpages? Google -- which earns most of its revenue from advertising -- is testing a service that lets you.
It may sound crazy, but perhaps with this project Google will create a solution for website micropayments. Simply speaking, it means you can toss a few cents into a website's tip jar, but you pre-pay Google to dish out the change on your behalf. Watch today's CNET Update for the details on Google Contributor:
Also in this tech-news roundup:
- Unlike Google, Amazon could be looking into ways of inserting ads into more places. The New York Post reports Amazon is working on a video streaming service that is supported by ads.
- Comcast hopes you'll be less annoyed with your service appointment if you can on a map.
- There's quite a bit of innovation in the smart home space, but not all tech has been perfected yet. Check out , a smart speaker that needs to work on its listening skills.
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