Google planning opt-in Mobile Meter to offer rewards for sharing usage data28
exchange happening. The newest rumor says that Google is looking to set up another exchange on mobile devices. Apparently, Google is looking into setting up an opt-in program on Android and iOS, which could earn you some rewards. The program is called Mobile Meter, and it would use an app to gather data on your web browsing habits and app usage on your mobile device.We hesitate to call the services "free", because you are trading something for them, but at least there is an
The data would be sent back to Google, and Google would presumably use that data to improve its numerous mobile apps, web offerings, and mobile ads. Google hasn't commented on the rumor, and there is no word on exactly what kind of data would be gathered or what the rewards would be, but it is clear that none of this would happen without consent. Users would be required to opt-in to Mobile Meter.