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Micropayments, mega angst, and the future of console games

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.

By December 19, 2013

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Apple gives Flattr micro-payment the thumbs down

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?

By May 28, 2012

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App Store network OpenFeint gains micropayments

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?

By February 17, 2010

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Google moves toward micropayments for newspapers

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?

By September 10, 2009

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Wall Street Journal plans micropayments model

The newspaper plans to launch an a la carte-style payment plan for access to individual articles, according to a Financial Times report.

By May 10, 2009

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Steam gets into micropayments with in-game DLC

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.

By March 17, 2009

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Micropayments: The business model that never was

Micropayments make a lot of sense intellectually. One problem. They don't work.

By February 10, 2009

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Twitpay brings micropayments to Twitter

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.

By December 18, 2008

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Facebook moves into micropayments for gifts

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?

By November 3, 2008