Weekly Subscription News: Porsche, Payments and Publishing

Featuring: Sky, Google, Boston Globe and Amazon Pay

Weekly Subscription News: Porsche

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In this week’s subscription headlines, Sky baits binge watchers with a loyalty scheme and Netflix subscriptions, Facebook purges more than 800 publishers accounts for political spam, and the Boston Globe hits a subscription milestone. Also this week, Porsche sees success with its subscription service and considers expanding, publishers report growth in their tests with Amazon Pay, and Google (finally) shuts down Google+.

Porsche Contemplates Expanding Subscription Service

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