Pay as You Browse: Microcomputations as Micropayments in Web-Based Services

Currently, several online businesses deem that advertising revenues alone are not sufficient to generate profits and are, therefore, set to charge for online content. In this paper, the authors explore a complement to the current advertisement model; more specifically, they propose a micropayment model for non-specialized commodity web-services based on micro-computations. In the model, a user that wishes to access online content offered by a website does not need to register or pay to access the website; instead, he will accept to run micro-computations on behalf of the website in exchange for access to the content.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Mobility Date Added: Apr 2011 Format: PDF

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