Facebook Makes Subscription Payments Available to All Developers

Facebook is opening up subscription services to all applications on the social network starting today. Now, if developers want to, they can provide premium versions of a game, or access to virtual goods, to consumers who are willing to pay a monthly fee. Kixeye, Disney’s Playdom and Zynga have been testing the idea in games since Facebook originally made the announcement in June.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald