Consumers have always wanted entertainment on an a-la carte basis. This has been a hot topic in the cable TV market for a while. Why pay for channels you don’t watch? This same concept led to the success of Netflix and other internet connected media sources for mere dollars per month. Additionally the success of skip-the-commercials technology is not a must have for many people, whether a TiVo or a DVR.
This is what Google Contribute essentially is; skip the commercials for a few dollars per month. I signed up as soon as I heard of it, and received my invite this week (4/24/15). I immediately clicked though, set up my payment information and hit the (virtual) streets. Here is my first impression.