Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers

Google is launching a new service for websites called Contributor, which allows users to sign up and pay anywhere from $1 to $3 a month to sites that they visit frequently. In return for contributing, they won’t see any Google ads on those sites

Synchronize.tv Wants to Kill the TV News Ticker

Turn on the TV at any given time, and you’re likely going to see tons of tickers scrolling across the screen on news networks, sports shows and even entertainment programming. Synchronize.tv wants to get rid of that and instead bring relevant information to the second screen.