Looks like Davos in Switzerland is a great place to announce vague new things. We reported about Youtube's announcement sharing revenue with users the other day. Now Bill Gates said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos that Microsoft plans to introduce a Micropayment system.
Microsoft actually wants to directly attack credit cards and not waste time to compete with eBay's Paypal. Not many details are known yet. The MS payment system would be of course easy to integrate with APIs and its main attraction is supposed to be new ultra-low transaction fees to make micropayments below $1 a reality.
More details on Ars Technica.
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