This Week’s Headlines: OTT, Bitcoin, Paywalls, Cloud Services and more

Featuring Amazon, CBS, Tinder, Starz, Cox and The Times of London

This has been an exciting week in the subscription world, particularly as companies with mixed revenue models release their second quarter earnings statements for 2016. We’ve reported on  Amazon and CBS who are both experiencing growth with their streaming video subscription services.

In other headlines, you’ll learn how the Tinder dating app stays on top, what to watch for when selecting a SaaS vendor, and the latest on the ad-blocking scene as a follow-up to our recent “State of Ad Blocking 2016” report.

Tinder Keeps the Fire Burning
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Amazon Posts Largest Q2 Profit Ever and Huge Growth for Cloud Services
Subscription Insider

Starz Records Mixed Results, Revenues Drop 4 Percent
MediaPost: Television News Daily

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Ad-Blocking Browser Prepped for September Launch
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SaaS Checklist: 9 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Vendor
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CBS Grows Subscribers to 2 Million, Posts Impressive Q2 Results
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The Times of London is Experimenting with its Paywall Funnel
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Cox Preps New Subscription-Based OTT Service, Glosi
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The Role of Bitcoin Paywall in Improving Online Media
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85 Percent of Small Businesses Set to Invest More in SaaS
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