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Google unveils One Pass online payments service

Service offers users buy-once, view-anywhere
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Google has launched a new online payment system.

Google One Pass allows users to pay for online content once, but lets them view that content across all their devices.

Google One Pass works on tablets and smartphones, as well as through Google-related websites.

The mechanism was developed as an easy way for users to pay for periodicals, such as news and magazines, Google said.

But the web giant stressed that it can also be used for paying for other types of content, such as music and films.

Google takes a 10% commission on all sales that go through its payment system.

One Pass was launched a day after Apple was criticised for taking 30% commission on sales through its own payment mechanism, iTunes.

One Pass is available in the UK and the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, or any county where the Google checkout is implemented, Google said.

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