Pay it forward: LaterPay, a German payment infrastructure company, offers micropayments with a twist

Micropayments, schmicropayments, amirite? For skeptics, any excitement over the pay-per-article model — this mythical iTunes for journalism that the micropayments camp often cites — seems sadly naive. There’s little thus far to convince them that micropayments for news will soon become a driving source of revenue for publishers. Cosmin Ene has clearly been battling the skepticism for a while, and he has counterarguments at the ready in his pitch for his company LaterPay, with helpful analogies and anecdotes abound.