NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the controversy over the Huffington Post's policy of not paying its contributors, online micropayment solution TinyPass unveiled HuffPoPaid.com today, inviting site visitors to "be Arianna Huffington for a day" and decide which contributors should be paid and how much.
HuffPoPaid.com is powered by the newly released TinyPass micropayment platform, which allows any web publisher to quickly and easily implement a paid content solution without the need for complicated site changes or upfront investment.
"We thought this would be a fun way to showcase what we've built," said Rob Millis, CEO of TinyPass. "This gives everyone a chance to use the TinyPass payment platform, and though the site is just for fun, the technology behind it is real. Anyone with a website, large or small, can use TinyPass to easily implement a paid content plan in the way that works for their content and their audience."
TinyPass also announced today an expanded feature set, offering easier integration for websites running on the WordPress and Drupal platforms.
"These new plugins make the TinyPass paid-content solution easy to use for two of the most popular online publishing platforms," Millis said. "Our goal is to make the TinyPass platform as readily available as advertising solutions like Google's AdSense."
TinyPass offers a turnkey revenue stream that websites can implement while maintaining traffic levels and advertising revenue.
"We've watched the New York Times lock all their online content away behind a paywall, and we know there's a better approach," Millis said. "With TinyPass, online publishers can implement a smarter plan to maximize the value of their premium content. TinyPass can be used to secure access to a single article, a section of content, a download, a slideshow -- virtually any piece of digital media in any format for any period of time at price points as low as two-cents."
TinyPass is currently powering micropayments for crowd-funding platform Sponzu, with additional users to be announced in coming weeks. TinyPass is a project of Manhattan-based startup Hudson Media Ventures, and was previously featured at the New York Tech Meetup and SXSW 2011.
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SOURCE Hudson Media Ventures