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Weekly Subscription News: Paying, Playing and Pressuring

Zip to buy Sezzle while regulatory pressure heats up, Tumblr offers ad-free experience, and API gets funding to help newspapers focus on digital-first.

In this week’s subscription news roundup, we share articles on paying, playing and pressuring. Zip plans to buy Sezzle as regulatory agencies put pressure on the Buy Now Pay Later sector, and Tumblr lets users enjoy an ad-free experience for just $4.99 a month. Also, streaming subscription tracker Antenna lands $10 million in Series A funding, and API gets funding to help newspapers focus on digital first.

Zip to Buy Sezzle as Pressures Weigh on BNPL Sector
Crunchbase News

Google Welcomes India to Play Pass with Regular Subscription and Prepaid Options
Android Police

Twitter Channels Instagram Close Friends with Upcoming Circle Feature
9to5Mac

Truth Social: Will Trump’s ‘Free Speech Haven’ Overcome Its Rocky Start?
The Guardian

Tumblr Will Let You Ditch Its Terrible Ads for $4.99 a Month
The Verge

Streaming Subscription Tracker Antenna Lands $10M in Series A Funding
Deadline

API Gets Funding to Help Newspapers Focus on Digital-First
American Press Institute

News Corp Completes Acquisition of Energy-Sector Analytics Company OPIS for $1.1 Billion
Media Post

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