Mozilla is gearing up to explore alternative funding models for the web and will soon launch an online news subscription service that will be available for a monthly subscription fee of $5 per month. The subscription service is currently in its development stages and will offer a “Firefox Ad-free Internet” and has been created to provide third-party platforms with a way of improving the monetisation, joining the likes of the recently launched Apple news service and others.
Subscribers tom the new Mozilla News service receive access to audio versions of articles, bookmarks that are seamlessly synced across devices, exclusive top recommended reads, and an app that helps you find and finish great content, all without the distraction of advertising.
“The service enables web users to pay for an ad-free experience on their favorite sites, across their devices. By enabling more direct funding of publishers, Scroll’s model may offer a compelling alternative in the ecosystem. We will be collaborating with Scroll to better understand consumer attitudes and interest towards an ad-free experience on the web as part of an alternative funding model.”
“We’ve partnered with some of the world’s greatest publishers to bring you a better journalism experience. We share your payment directly with the sites you read. They make more money which means they can bring you great content without needing to distract you with ads just to keep the lights on.”
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