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Google Trials Ad-Blocking Service

Google is looking for an alternative way to rake in revenue with a paid-for, ad-free service. Called Google Contributor, users are asked to pay $1, $2 or $3 a month to Web sites that they like, in exchange for seeing them devoid of ads. The idea is being tested initially with ten online publishers, including The Onion, ScienceDaily, Urban Dictionary, and Mashable. Fork out your dollars and where the ads would normally be, you'll see "thank you" messages instead -- which might grow to become just as annoying.

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