Adblock Plus’s parent company buys content micropayment service Flattr
The companies had been working together on Flattr Plus, which automatically pays a voluntary micro-fee to sites favored by a user.
In May of last year, Eyeo — the parent company of Adblock Plus — announced a partnership with content-funding tool Flattr to create something called Flattr Plus.
It offers a browser extension that automatically pays a small fee for web content when a visitor goes to a participating site. Payment amounts to the site are based on a Flattr-defined formula for user engagement, and the process is automatic once everything is set up.
The Cologne, Germany-based Adblock owned a minority stake in the Sweden-based Flattr, and this week Adblock announced it is buying the company outright. Deal terms were not made public.