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  • Flattr Now Monetizes The Like Economy By Connecting Social Accounts With Payments

    Flattr Now Monetizes The Like Economy By Connecting Social Accounts With Payments

    Flattr launched back in July 2010 as a sort of ‘Facebook Like’ but with real money involved. A user that sets up a Flattr account pays a monthly fee — a minimum of $2 — that they are willing to contribute for any kind of online content. When the user finds something they like that has a Flattr button nearby, they can click the button to reward the content provider. Read More

  • Two App Store Rebels Join Forces — Grooveshark Adds Tip Jar-Style Payments Via Flattr

    Two App Store Rebels Join Forces — Grooveshark Adds Tip Jar-Style Payments Via Flattr

    In a move that coincidentally sees two App Store rebels join forces, music streaming service, Grooveshark, has added support for Flattr, the social micro-payments offering. The new integration means that users of both Grooveshark and Flattr (which we’ve previously likened to a ‘Like button but with cash‘) can easily reward their favourite artists, tip jar-style, providing… Read More

  • Apple Rejects Apps Integrating Micro-Payments Service Flattr, Company Claims “It’s Not the End”

    Apple Rejects Apps Integrating Micro-Payments Service Flattr, Company Claims “It’s Not the End”

    It may not be the end, but the prognosis doesn’t look good. Social micro-payments platform Flattr is taking an unkind hit in terms of its future growth opportunities on mobile, the company details on its blog this morning. After being integrated into popular third-party podcast manager Instacast back in February, Apple decided at the beginning of May to reject the app from the iTunes… Read More

  • Flattery alone will only get you so far – SoundCloud users can now get paid via Flattr

    Flattr, the social micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, has added Soundcloud integration to make it easy to add the Flattr button (and start receiving payments) to any SoundCloud player, including those embedded anywhere across the web. Interestingly, SoundCloud already has an existing arrangement with Flattr competitor BuySimple. Flattr’s support for SoundCloud… Read More

  • Less altruism, more capitalism – Flattr users no longer need to give to receive

    Flattr, the social micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, is announcing a significant change today. In a move that represents less altruism and more capitalism, from May 1st onwards Flattr will no longer require new users to add credit to their accounts in order to run the Flattr button on their sites and start receiving payments. In other words, users won’t be required… Read More

  • Less Altruism, More Capitalism – Flattr Users No Longer Need To Give To Receive

    Flattr, the social micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, is announcing a significant change today. In a move that represents less altruism and more capitalism, from May 1st onwards Flattr will no longer require new users to add credit to their accounts in order to run the Flattr button on their sites and start receiving payments. In other words, users won’t be required… Read More

  • 10 Business Models That Rocked 2010

    10 Business Models That Rocked 2010

    I’ve caught on to this SlideShare presentation fairly late, so there’s a chance you’ve already seen it (it’s garnered nearly 50,000 views so far), but it’s definitely worth sharing here. The presentation was made by Nick De Mey from Board of Innovation, which does a phenomenal job analyzing and visualizing business models in a wide range of industries. For an… Read More

  • 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

  • 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