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Micropayments Rise Again
eCharge, whose previous initiative was a service that would allow consumers to charge purchases to their phone bill, will announce a new charging and billing

msn account  of websites, most recently MSN, but has hardly become ubiquitous. CyberCash, probably the best-known entrant in this arena, recently abandoned its CyberCoin offering for micropayments, although it does have other offerings on the web. DigiCash, the first entrant, recently declared bankruptcy. As with eCharge MY PHONE there's no reason to assume that eCharge won't find its own niche. There should be a way to simplify buying - Jupiter Communications claims that 27% of online transactions are abandoned

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