Flattr’s Twitter micropayments venture, where people could leave tips for ‘favorited’ tweets, is over. But as that tie-in got shut down, Flattr enabled tips for YouTube videos. The system also works on Instagram and SoundCloud.
Content creators no longer need to brandish a Flattr button in order to receive micropayments through the service. All that’s needed is for a Flattr user to ‘like’ their video, tune or tweet.
Swedish micropayments startup Flattr is hoping it can encourage web users to hand over cash to the bloggers they love — and gain a bit of traction for its own service in the process.
Flattr wants to build a “tip jar” payment system, but history is littered with those who have tried failed. Why don’t online tip jars work? The founder of Tipjoy says it’s hard to get people to pay for things they aren’t already used to paying for.
Flattr, a micropayment startup, says it is launching a new feature that will allow users to pay people by using their Twitter username. Could this give Flattr enough scale to make it a real payment solution, or will it join the heap of failed micropayment solutions?
Whether you love it or hate it, April Fools’ Day seems to be more popular in the technology world than almost any other unofficial holiday. In this post, we’ve collected some of our favorite pranks, tricks and bogus news stories from today for your amusement.
Social micropayment service Flattr opened up its beta test today, making it possible for anyone to give money Digg style: Flattr users can spread micropayments to online video makers and others by simply clicking on a Flattr button that is embedded into a creator’s web site.
Instead of arguing about the merits of the iPad, smart entrepreneurs can try to exploit the gaps in Apple’s ecosystem to their advantage.