Weekly Subscription News: Contracts, Cryptocurrency and Content

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Weekly Subscription News: Contracts

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In this weeks subscription news, we have everything from the shuttering of subscription services to Facebooks creation of cryptocurrency: XOXO shuts down its subscription platform before it even launches, YouTube is giving away free Showtime subscriptions to longtime users, and Vox Media ratifies its first contract with the Writers Guild of America, East. Also, Amazon gives up on its restaurant delivery service, Facebook creates Libra cryptocurrency, and a news app brings Bloomberg, Financial Times and The Economists content together under a single paywall.

XOXO Shut Down Its Subscription Platform Before It Launched
The Verge

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YouTube TV is Giving Away Free Showtime Subscriptions to Longtime User
BGR

‘Elder Scrolls Online’ Surpasses 13.5 Million Players With ‘Elsweyr’ Launch
Forbes

Vox Media Ratifies Landmark First Contract with Writers Guild of America, East
Writers Guild of America East

Facebook Announces Libra Cryptocurrency
TechCrunch

F+W Media’s Bankruptcy Auction Nets Almost $8M, Magazines Sold Off
Publishing Insider

News App Offers FT, Economist and Bloomberg Content Under One Paywall
Press Gazette

Amazon, in Rare Defeat, to End Its U.S. Restaurant Delivery Service
CBS News