Payment and permission - a better internet

Payment and permission - a better internet

In an ideal world, the internet would, and should, be the medium the British creative industries could have used to go from being great to globally dominant. Media is one of the few sectors and products which the internet can actually deliver perfectly and seamlessly without the need for a van dropping off packages.

How innovative technology could further the potential for micropayments

How innovative technology could further the potential for micropayments

This article originally appeared on What’s New In Publishing, on 26/10/2018. You can read it here.

Micropayments hold a tantalisingly simple and practical solution for the crisis faced by the news publishing industry today. The only thing that’s been preventing them so far is that there hasn’t been innovative enough technology – and an informed enough business model – to unlock their potential.

Solving the newspaper conundrum: some thoughts for Mrs May

Solving the newspaper conundrum: some thoughts for Mrs May

The problem the press suffers from, put simply, is that it can’t make enough money. This isn’t, on the whole, because it is less relevant. More people read newspapers online than ever read them in print.

The problem is that being more popular doesn’t make them more money. When this happens it’s a sign of a basic problem in a market. Generally speaking, being more popular – selling more – is the key to success in any business.