Weekly Subscription News: Data, Deals and Disney Plus

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Weekly Subscription News: Data

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We hope you and your families are all enjoying the holidays. We took the Christmas holiday off but are back at work to update you on the latest subscription news. This week, Apple has a (not so) secret team looking at satellites to bring data to mobile devices, Snopes is launching a membership program to upgrade its site and expand its staff, and Amazons Alexa is popular but not terribly profitable. Also this week, MeWe launches premium features, Forbes accepts payments via Ethereum cryptocurrency for its articles, and Hulu is offering a new ad format to reward binge watching.

Subscription-Based Social Network MeWe Launches Premium Features and a Business Product
TechCrunch

Apple TV+ Looks to Score Big College Sports Deal and MGM Content, Reports WSJ
Cult of Mac

Snopes Launches Membership Program to Expand Staff, Upgrade Site
Publishers Daily

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Amazon’s Alexa Is Everywhere but Revenue Is Elusive
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Forbes Starts to Accept Payments in Ethereum for Articles
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Survey: Disney+ Lures 1 Million Subscriptions from Netflix
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Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites to Beam Data to Devices
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Hulu Launches Ad Format to ‘Reward’ Binge Watching
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