Weekly Subscription News: Content, Crunchyroll and QuickBooks

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Weekly Subscription News: Content

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If your teams are already out of the NCAA tournament, we’ve got you covered with some riveting subscription headlines: Crunchyroll raises its monthly subscription price for the first time since its 2006 launch, and Pinterest files for an IPO.The New York Times and Washington Post pass on becoming part of Apple News. Also this week, Zuora adds five new patents for subscription services, Google starts a subscription lab for local publishers to develop paid content, and the new LA Times owner sets a goal of 5 million digital subscribers

Pinterest is Rare ‘Unicorn’ Preparing an IPO without Hemorrhaging Cash
The New York Times

Crunchyroll Raises Monthly Subscription Price Since 2006 Launch
The Verge

Changes Are Coming to QuickBooks Subscriptions, Again–and Small-Business Owners Aren’t Happy

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Zuora Adds Five New U.S. Patents to Accelerate Growth of the Subscription Economy
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Wall Street Journal Opts Into Apple News; Washington Post and New York Times Opt Out
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Google Starts ‘Subscriptions Lab’ for Local Publishers to Develop Paid Content

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‘LA Times’ Owner Shoots For 5 Million Digital Subscriptions
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