#^A content-sharing platform to level the media playing field? Japan has one
News providers need any edge they can get to compete in a time of declining profitability and fake news. This Japanese media startup may just have the answer.
Me: This isn't new at all. There were three. such services before them, two of which had an ad solution similar in concept (at least the way I understood the article). Unfortunately, all three shut down after a year or so of public operations, or refocused their business as per order from their investors.
In one service, I was the publisher and I earned a lot. In another service, I was the content consumer and helped small publishers gain followers.
I don't know about this Japanese company, of course, I'm going to dig into it because I've been waiting for the fourth company to attempt this kind of service.
Then again, I could be wrong and I misunderstood what little information is available on this article. We'll see. I hope I wrong and they truly are "a first in the world".