Weekly Subscription News: Newspapers, New Billing Tools and the Next 48 Hours

Featuring The New York Times, Stripe, Mercedes, YouTube and Hubspot

This week was chock-full of interesting subscription news. Among the headlines, The New York Times lays off 68 people, mostly who worked in advertising; Amazon acquires Zoox; and Stripe launches a new toolkit to help customers manage subscription billing. Also this week, Newsonomics’ Ken Doctor predicts we’ll learn the fate of McClatchy and Tribune Publishing very soon, Mercedes is considering canceling its vehicle subscription service due to slow sales, and Uber is looking to buy Postmates after a failed attempt at acquiring DoorDash.

The New York Times Lays Off 68 People, Mostly Across Advertising
Publishers Daily

Amazon Can Benefit from its Zoox Acquisition Better Than Anyone Else
The Motley Fool

The Next 48 Hours Determine the Fate of Two of America’s Largest Newspaper Chains
Newsonomics: Nieman Lab

Stripe Introduces New Toolkit for Customers to Manage Subscription Billing
ZDNet

YouTube Users Watch 450 Million Hours of Content on TV Screens Each Day
Tubefilter

Is Mercedes Pulling the Plug on Subscription Service After Poor Sales?
The Verge

Uber Makes Offer to Buy Postmates Delivery Service
The New York Times

Hubspot Stock Rallies as Shift in Pricing Drives New Customer Growth
Forbes

Have a subscription news tip to share? Email us at customerservice@subscriptioninsider.com.