Google cuts into Apple with new subscription service

Posted on February 16, 2011


This war between Google and Apple just won’t end. Today, Google announced its One Pass service that gives publishers more freedom with subscription services. The setup is quick and easy and publishers can choose to give subscribers auto-renewal and one-day passes. Here’s where it gets really interesting: Apple announced yesterday that they taking 30 percent of the revenue if they drove a subscriber to a news service’s app. Google’s One Pass service struck back today but letting publishers keep 90 percent of their revenue. Is anyone keeping score on Google vs. Apple?

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