Facebook Could Fix the News Industry With Micropayments—Unless Kik Does It First

Josh Edelson—AFP/Getty Images It’s a problem that’s long flummoxed media outlets, and also one that’s increasingly frustrating consumers: The inability to pay a small sum, such as 25 cents or $1, to read an article online.

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Micropayments Can Help Online Publishers Increase Revenue Without Asking for Subscription

Microtransactions have been a standard monetisation technique in the video game industry for some time now as a way to entice consumers to purchase add-on content at low prices. Newsrooms have since pondered whether this would work as a way to increase cash flow, or roping readers into memberships or subscriptions.

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