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  • What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

    What If Facebook Actually Paid People For Content?

    I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the water’s not worth money. The content keeps people coming back to Facebook’s News Feed, which is filled with expertly targeted ads. Right now, all creators get in return is referral traffic. For some content… Read More

  • Patreon Acquires Artist Subscription Competitor Subbable

    Patreon Acquires Artist Subscription Competitor Subbable

    Patreon co-founder Jack Conte had a feeling that his company might someday join forces with Subbable, which is another subscription-based funding site for artists. That’s exactly what happened today. Subabble co-founders and YouTube sensations Hank and John Green joined the Patreon family, along with 24 creators that use Subbable’s platform. Subbable was founded by the Green… Read More

  • Patreon Raises $15 Million Series A, Revamps Site To Focus More On Content

    Patreon Raises $15 Million Series A, Revamps Site To Focus More On Content

    Patreon, a subscription-based funding site for artists, has just raised $15 million in a Series A from Alexis Ohanian, Sam Altman, David Marcus, Joshua Reeves and a bevy of other tech entrepreneurs. There were 17 angel investors and VCs in all who contributed to this series, with Danny Rimer of Index Ventures leading the round. Patreon founders Jack Conte and Sam Yam tell TechCrunch… Read More

  • What Games Are: Patreonomics And “Supposed To Be”

    What Games Are: Patreonomics And “Supposed To Be”

    When considering the economics of games, I’m more and more fascinated by the potential of a scalable patronage model and seen on Patreon. But also by the games industry’s continuing resistance to new economics in the face of innovation. Read More