Sony and Microsoft have delivered their next-gen visions, but with this caveat: more microtransactions. Cash grab or survival strategy, it will surely generate controversy as 2014 rolls along.
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?
The popular social network for iPhones is adding micropayments to the mix. What does this mean for Apple's in-app purchase system--and your wallet?
Is it an olive branch for the beleaguered (and Google-bashing) publishing industry, a move to encroach upon Facebook's turf in the micropayment wars, or a bit of both?
The newspaper plans to launch an a la carte-style payment plan for access to individual articles, according to a Financial Times report.
Steam, software that lets users buy and play games via download, has a new feature that lets them purchase additional content from within their titles.
Micropayments make a lot of sense intellectually. One problem. They don't work.
An experimental app lets you shoot money over to your friends through Twitter messages. It's not perfect, but something Twitter could use to make a buck or two.
Social network enters micropayments game with its gift store. Is this a money-saving move, or a trick to get users to be OK with spending more of their cash?