Weekly Subscription News: Developers, Discounts and Doubling Subscribers

Featuring Trade, TikTok, Disney Plus, Facebook and Quartz

Fall is just around the corner, but subscription, membership and payment companies aren’t ready to go dormant just yet. In this week’s subscription headlines, coffee subscription firm Trade raises $9 million in funding, Apple gives developers more latitude to offer discounts in the App Store, and TikTok parent ByteDance buys Chinese payments company UIPay. Also, this week, Facebook Watch hits 1.25 billion monthly users, Disney’s Mulan will be “free” to Disney Plus subscribers in December, and Quartz doubles its subscriber base in just one year.

Disney’s Mulan Will Be Free with Regular Disney Plus Subscription Dec. 4
CNET

Coffee Subscription Firm ‘Trade’ Raises $9M
PYMNTS

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Apple to Give Developers More Control Over Discounts in the App Store
CNET

TikTok Owner ByteDance Buys Chinese Payments Firm UIPay
PYMNTS.com

Facebook Watch Hits 1.25 Billion Monthly Users
Tubefilter

Scientific American, the Oldest U.S. Magazine, Celebrates 175 Years
Poynter

Twitter Might Join LinkedIn and Spotify and Start Charging for a Premium Service
Money

Quartz Nearly Doubles Subscriber Base in One Year
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