New Perk browser lets you rack up reward points for surfing

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    If you like to shop online, you may like Perk, which is a new browser that lets you rack up reward points for surfing, searching, and shopping online.

    Perk is based on the same technology underlying Google’s popular Chrome browser.

    Rewarding netizens for their online behavior isn’t new. Microsoft, for example, had a program that paid people for searching with its Bing search engine . Google, too, had a program for paying users of its Chrome browser if they allowed the company to track their browsing habits.

    Up to now, these programs have had one thing in common. They failed to gain any traction with the online community.

    That bit of history hasn’t been lost by the folks at Perk.

    Online rewards programs typically use a portal site, said Adam Salamon, COO of Perk, which is based in Austin, Texas. The sites require you to register and return to it on a regular basis.

    “They’re website-based while we take advantage of being a browser,” Salamon told PCWorld.

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