Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Feb 2011 19:30 UTC
Google "Hot on the heels of Apple's subscription service announcement, Google has lifted the curtain on its own offering that will allow publishers to set a price for recurring content delivered via your Google login. The payment system is called 'One Pass', and it allows publishers to offer not only subscriptions, but also metered access, 'freemium' content, and even individual articles. So far, One Pass seems more flexible than Apple's offering, and the company will likely take a much smaller cut from publishers than Apple will."
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by FrankenFuss on Wed 16th Feb 2011 22:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
FrankenFuss
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2009-08-05

Well...how successful has Google's Web store been? The answer is NOT VERY! And the reason...no one yet believes in that ecosystem. Apple's ecosystem is a proven winner...which has put money in developers' pockets. For a 30% cut, Apple takes care of the marketing, payment, storage space, virus-checking and many other headaches that a developer would normally have to deal with.

As a consumer, the App store is a complete winner. It's simple, payment is easy, and apps are quality. I'm sorry, I think you are spreading a bit of FUD here instead of looking at the positives for consumers and developers alike.

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