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  • Flattr Rolls Out Direct Donations, Wikileaks Likely To Benefit Greatly

    Earlier today, the official Twitter account of Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, tweeted that they were “excited excited excited …”, so we knew something was up. Now we’ve learned that the service, which enables users to ‘Like’ sites and content but with real money, is indeed rolling out something new: the ability to… Read More

  • WikiLeaks continues to fund itself via tech startup Flattr

    WikiLeaks, which publishes anonymous leaks of secret material (most recently 250,000 previously secret US embassy cables) still has a trick up its sleeve. In the last few days its sources of funding have been gradually cut off. MasterCard, PayPal and now Visa have all suspended payments to the organsation and founder Julian Assange has been remanded in custody in London without bail (so… Read More

  • Why Tech Startup Flattr May Be The Key to WikiLeaks' Future Funding

    WikiLeaks, which publishes anonymous leaks of secret material (most recently 250,000 previously secret US embassy cables) still has a trick up its sleeve. In the last few days its sources of funding have been gradually cut off. MasterCard, PayPal and now Visa have all suspended payments to the organsation and founder Julian Assange has been remanded in custody in London without bail (so… Read More

  • Flattr opens to the public, now anybody can 'Like' a site with real money

    Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, has opened to the public today. No longer will you need an invite in order to add the Flattr button to your web site as a publisher or to give support to the sites you visit with real money. Flattr’s micropayments business model is based on the idea of people tipping content they like, Digg or perhaps Facebook Like… Read More

  • Pirate Bay Founder's Flattr Opens To The Public, Vote For Sites You Visit With Money

    Flattr, the micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, has opened to the public today. No longer will you need an invite in order to add the Flattr button to your web site as a publisher or to give support to the sites you visit with real money. Flattr’s micropayments business model is based on the idea of people tipping content they like, Digg or perhaps Facebook Like… Read More

  • Is Flattr the new Facebook Like, but this time with real money?

    Flattr is a new startup with an inovative business model, coming out of Sweden. In fact it’s the brainchild of a group of people formerly associated with The [infamous] Pirate Bay, including Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi. It’s highly ironic that Flattr has sprung from a similar group that refused to pay for content, like movies. But Flattr just might work because there are already signs… Read More

  • Is Flattr The New Facebook Like, But This Time With Money?

    Flattr is a new startup with an inovative business model, coming out of Sweden. In fact it’s the brainchild of a group of people formerly associated with The [infamous] Pirate Bay, including Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi. It’s highly ironic that Flattr has sprung from a similar group that refused to pay for content, like movies. But Flattr just might work because there are already signs… Read More

  • Flattr your idols with many monies

    You help found The Pirate Bay, then take off. What to do with your time? Maybe, say, found another site, this time with a Web 2.0-friendly name, complete with missing vowel for no apparent reason? Sounds like a plan. Let’s call it Flattr, and let’s look to launch it next month. Read More