Re: Sounds like extortion to me
>> But unlike traditional ad blockers, Google's Contributor doesn't block revenue to the websites. While it takes a small cut of your monthly fee, it divides the rest among the partner websites you visit -- giving you a cleaner browsing experience while still supporting your favorite websites.
So does the NY Times, etc. etc. get reimbursed for the flashy ads they are serving up that I now don't see? And if I bought something from one of those ads that I now don't see, how does that impact their revenue model?
Google, et. al. led the industry to the Ad business, and now says you don't have to see the ads.
The company has gotten so big and rich it can pretty much do as it wants, even if it is a bad strategy.