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'Micropayments' news site to launch in US

Dutch-based Blendle allows users to make small payments to read individual articles

Published Thu, Dec 10, 2015 · 09:50 PM
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ONLINE news startup Blendle, which allows users to make small payments to read individual articles, announced plans on Wednesday to launch next year in the United States.

Blendle, a Dutch-based service which has been operating in the Netherlands and Germany, hopes the "micropayments" model can help struggling news organisations as an alternative to "paywalls" or digital subscriptions, said co-founder Alexander Kloepping.

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