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[ZDNet] Google plots its own subscription plan for publishers, jabs at Apple

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In a not-so-shocking coincidence, Google announced its own subscription plan for publishers that allows content owners to set prices, terms and keep their relationships with customers.

The details of the plan were revealed in a blog post. Eric Schmidt highlighted Google One Pass in Germany. The timing of this move is almost comical. It’s as if Google was waiting for Apple to detail its in-app purchase plan for subscriptions, let the backlash ensue and then swoop in to let publishers know there are alternatives.

Google’s FAQ even addresses the question of why the search giant is launching Google One Pass. The answer: “Google cares a lot about helping high quality content thrive online and about the future of journalism.” Google should have said: “We have an opportunity to potentially kick Apple’s apps so we need your help.”

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I'd say Google had it all planned out, see the need, develop solution, and own Apple when they rolled out their "I own the world" dream speech...

What a slap in the face Google, GOOD JOB!!!
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Hah... well done and nice timing!
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apple makes subscription plan: Apples evil
Google makes subscription plan: Google lol go kick apple ass!!!!


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Good game, Google.

Nice shot, Google.
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apple makes subscription plan: Apples evil
Google makes subscription plan: Google lol go kick apple ass!!!!


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Did you happen to read the article?

Google's subscription "plan" is basically just a reinforcement that developers can do what they want with very little interference from Google themselves, very much unlike Apple's which only serves to stifle development as very few devs can still make a profit on a subscription service with Apple taking 30%.
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