Flattr co-founder Peter Sunde at a conference in 2011. (credit: SHARE Conference)
Eyeo, the parent company of Adblock Plus, has acquired the micropayment company Flattr, following a year-long collaboration period.
“We share almost identical values of making the Internet safe and fair for everyone,” said Flattr cofounder Peter Sunde in a press release about the acquisition. “We’re excited to continue our work on the Flattr project to give back control to the users of the internet.

They should decide how they want to use the internet and how they want to support the content they enjoy.”
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Flattr was founded in 2010 by Sunde and Linus Olsson.
Sunde is best known for being one of the three cofounders of the torrent-indexing website The Pirate Bay.
Since its founding, Flattr says it has paid more than 30,000 different online content creators.
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