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Pennyread: Micro-payments, read first, pay later

Pennyread: Micro-payments, read first, pay later | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Pennyread: Nano-payments for occasional readers. No pop-up. No sign-in. 1 button.

"PennyRead is for readers who want to enjoy occasionally many news sources but can't subscribe to all. Articles, reports, figures, etc. can be purchased for as low as 1¢. No need to sign-up to start buying through PennyRead. No forms to fill, no need to pay upfront. Readers can purchase content and read it in 1 step. Click 'buy it', and read instantly. Sign-in is only required after enjoying the service for a certain time. Readers then have to credit their account and can use their credit across all sites using PennyRead...

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Difficult to tell whether this is truly differentiated from the many other micropayment solutions

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Apple blocks Flattr micro-payments - CNET via Pulse

Apple blocks Flattr micro-payments - CNET via Pulse | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it
The iPhone maker rejects a donation-focused third-party payment system, saying it violates the App Store's terms and conditions. But does it actually have more to do with competition? Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Apple.
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Google reboots content micropayments under Google Wallet

Google reboots content micropayments under Google Wallet | Payments 2.0 | Scoop.it

Therese's comment: Google systematically bundles its products to drive and sometimes force adoption (see Google => Google+, Google Docs => Google Drive etc..)

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