Can This ‘Spotify for News’ Convince People to Pay for Journalism?
Ever since the paywall model for online journalism was introduced about five years ago, news consumers have spent just as much time figuring out how to avoid paying for content as they have paying for it.
But what if you only had to shell out a measly quarter to read one article instead of paying an expensive monthly subscription fee?
Blendle is betting that readers will embrace this approach. The Dutch media startup, which is funded by The New York Times and Axel Springer Digital Ventures, combines a curated collection of noteworthy content with micropayments to help readers find relevant stories without breaking the bank. – READ MORE