(From Guardian Unlimited)
Google on Wednesday confirmed the launch of its online charging service for newspapers and magazines, just a day after Apple unveiled a rival internet payment offering for publishers .
Google One Pass opens the door for publishers to charge for content on websites, as well as on smartphones and tablet computers. Publishers will keep 90% of revenue from One Pass sales -- compared to the 70% share offered by Apple's subscription service.
Following months of speculation, the Google online payments service will attempt to woo publishers who are keen to establish new digital charging strategies as print revenues decline.