Ethan Zuckerman of MIT, who helped develop the first online pop-up ad, argues that an ad-based model is responsible for the privacy-invading nature of the modern web — but even if that’s true, how do we fix it?
There is a conventional wisdom in the media industry that micropayments for online content don’t work, but Greg Golebiewski of Znak It says that this isn’t true, and that media companies need to experiment with the model.
Ever wanted a single app that check you into any airline or an app that could aggregate healthcare data from multiple doctors and insurance companies? Apigee’s new API Exchange aims to make those apps possible.
While Google may see its payments to French publishers as a smart move for its own short-term purposes, the deal is still being seen by many as a payment for links, and that could set a dangerous precedent.
Miss Nev (as in “never miss a package”), the winning hack of Dwolla and Etsy’s eCommerce Hack Day in New York, plans to launch a platform that lets local businesses receive packages for customers in exchange for purchases or payment.
Facebook has been criticized recently for its lackluster performance as an advertising platform, but the giant social network has other ways of monetizing its vast user base that could have even more growth potential — including Facebook Credits. Could it become a networked version of PayPal?
Belgian newspaper publishers are the latest to hope a joint digital news kiosk can prove profitable.
London currency exchange Transferwise has taken a big step forward by bringing in a team of heavy hitting investors including PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, and a who’s who of disruptive financial entrepreneurs.
It’s powering paid online bundles of rival news publishers in eastern Europe. Now Piano Media is taking on €2 million from VCs to try taking the idea overseas.
Online-payments processor WePay has added a new feature to enable its users to quickly and easily create invoices to bill clients. With its “commerce-in-a-box” platform, WePay claims it can help businesses start creating and sending invoices in under a minute.