Daily-deal and coupon sites are the vogue at the moment—Groupon's the one you'll think of. But now there's a new one, that's kinda the same and kinda not. Meet Philanthroper, a daily deal site that showcases new non-profits, and gives you the chance to donate.
Ruh-roh...this sounds like a very sour note at the end of a year that's seen many traditional newspapers and magazines hit trouble: The Miami Herald is so strapped for cash it's soliciting charitable Web donations on a per-story basis.
Amazon's patented one-click purchasing has been the boon companion of plenty of impulse purchases. Now the retailer is looking to bring the one-click experience to mobile phones for businesses that use its PayPal competitor, Amazon Payments.
We know Google loves to jab its fingers into many different pies, but this latest effort is interesting: Google's developing a micropayment engine, and looks to be courting the ailing newspaper industry as customers for its service.