New Browser Pays You for Use


  1. Posts : 7,089
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    New Browser Pays You for Use


    This new browser Gener8 based on Chrome won funding on Dragon's Den on BBC TV last night. The browser can be set to block all ads or pay you 80% of the ad revenue. I'll give it a whirl for non-sensitive web browsing. Has anyone tried it?

    Gener8 Ads | Take control of the Ads you see online
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  2. Posts : 34,961
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, I'm curious:

    We create value from your data, through advertising, surveys and smart tracking. Then we can then share that back with you via Gener8 Points which you can redeem for products, vouchers or donate to charity in the Gener8 Marketplace. We anonymise your personal data and browsing history with a randomly generated alphanumeric identifier so that no one, (including us!), will ever know that it relates to you.
    It sounds like they do some sort of anonymous analysis of browsing patterns and then sell that on.
    Only meaningful if enough people take up their browser - meanwhile the advertising companies lose out on a good part of their revenue.. if 80% goes to the user, who's paying Gener8? I.e. what's their business model?
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  3. Posts : 10,525
    Windows 10 Workstation x64
       #3

    So the browser steals money from publishers by replacing the ads that fund the sites you are viewing with ones from the browser company
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  4. Posts : 5,183
    Windows 11 Home
       #4

    So it is just like Brave, but at least Brave gives you the option to keep it or to support webpages you want.
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  5. Posts : 7,089
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    z3r010 said:
    So the browser steals money from publishers by replacing the ads that fund the sites you are viewing with ones from the browser company
    I never pay attention to ads so all the effort is wasted on me
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