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02 Dec 2009 10:23


Tech: People actually play Facebook games, make their creators big bucks

  • 20
    people play FishVille, which only came out in November and relies on micropayments
  • $200 million the amount of money FishVille’s creator, Zynga, will likely make this year; REALLY? source

28 Nov 2009 09:00


Tech: Not even Japanese consumers are willing to pay for tweets

The other day, word came out that Twitter’s Japanese counterpart might start charging for some tweets. Well, not so much. source

22 Sep 2009 11:07


22 Sep 2009 10:52


Biz: The online news micropayments debate begins anew

One one side: Folks like NewsCloud’s Jeff Reifman, who say micropayments can work. On the other: Smart guy Clay Shirky, telling everyone they’re dreaming. source

10 May 2009 22:39


Biz, U.S.: The Wall Street Journal plans to charge using micropayments

  • It’s a payments system – once we have your details we will be able to charge you according to what you read, in particular, a high price for specialist material.
  • Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thomson • On his company’s eventual move to a micropayments system online. It’s a system that’s been heavily fought against by readers but makes sense for the WSJ, as they have a history of charging for their content. And since they have Rupert Murdoch as owner, they have a better reason to do it than most. • source