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 Kixeye, Disney’s Playdom and Zynga have been testing the idea in games since Facebook originally made the announcement in June.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work