Weekly Subscription News: Apple, Incognito and The Economist

Featuring Apple Music, YouTube, Netflix, Fitbit and HBO

Weekly Subscription News: Apple

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In this week’s subscription news, Apple Music boasts more than 50 million subscribers, Netflix says it is spending 85 percent of its budget on original content, and Snapchat rolls out unskippable, six-second ads. Also this week, YouTube TV tests voice control and incognito mode, Luminary Media raises $40 million in funding, and The Economist launches a new subscription app for readers.

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