Google Paying to Have Ads Whitelisted on AdBlock Plus?

Jenga blocksAdblock Plus is a very popular browser extension for both Chrome and Firefox, which automatically blocks web advertising on all websites.

However, Austrian news site Horizont reported that Google, amongst other companies, are paying Adblock Plus (and their parent company ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
To read the full article:
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2280451/Google-Paying-to-Have-Ads-Whitelisted-on-AdBlock-Plus