200608291437Remember all those 'free' services you used to get back in 99/00 - all you needed to do was watch an ad on the web and you'd get free browsing, telephone service, stuff. The dream was that advertising was going to pay for all the services people weren't that interested in paying for

Remember all those ‘free' services you used to get back in 99/00 – all you needed to do was watch an ad on the web and you'd get free browsing, telephone service, stuff. The dream was that advertising was going to pay for all the services people weren't that interested in paying for. But were people that interested in looking at badly made ads? Not really…

Now here comes a similar jolly called SpiralFrog backed by Universal. If the user watches an ad, they get a free music track (yeah, sounds like a Pepsi promotion, we know). The FT reports:

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