Weekly Subscription News Round-up for Nov. 6

Featuring Napster, Amazon, The Sun, Time Inc., Samsung Pay, xoJane and more

Napster relaunches as a subscription, Amazon abandons its roots, and The Sun drops its paywall. Those headlines and more are in this week’s edition of subscription industry news:

The Sun to Abandon Paywall and Two Apps Nov. 30
Subscription Insider

New Short-Form Subscription Service to Launch Next Year
The Bookseller

Can the TV Guys Put the Netflix Genie Back in the Bottle?
Re/code

Samsung Pay Boasts Strong Usage, But Mum on Specifics
PYMNTS.com

Google Seeks Common Cause with Media Firms Over Ad Blocking
Reuters

Time Inc. Buys xoJane and xoVain to Expand Reach to Millennial Women
Subscription Insider

Napster Relaunches in Canada as Subscription Music Streamer
The Hollywood Reporter

Microsoft Kills Unlimited OneDrive Storage, Will Downgrade Free & Paid Plans Next Year Venture Beat

Amazon Abandons Its Roots with Its First Brick and Mortar Store
Digital Trends

Content Paywalls on the Agenda for Digital News Sites
Financial Times

If you missed our October 22 “Mastering Payment Processing” workshop in Boston, we posted a recap featuring photos, key learnings, video highlights and more to Subscription Insider. Catch up here!

Thanks, as always, for reading! Have a great weekend.

~ The Subscription Insider Team