Weekly Subscription News: Office, Uber and Accusations

Featuring Microsoft, Bloomingdales, HBO, MoviePass and Match

Weekly Subscription News: Office

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In this weeks subscription news, Microsoft takes away perpetual licensing for Office 2019 for home use, Bloomingdales launches a subscription rental service, and MoviePass has been accused of changing the passwords of power subscriber to limit usage. Also, this week, the Pacific Standard lost its financial backing, HBO Max sets a goal of 50 million subscribers in five years, and The Boston Globes union is planning a walkout due to contentious negotiations.

Microsoft Axes Office 2019 from ‘Home Use Program’
Computerworld

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Bloomingdales Launches My List Subscription Rental Service
Retail Touch Points

HBO Max Eyes 50 Million Subscribers Within 5 Years
Observer

MoviePass Accused of Changing Passwords to Block Some Power Users
SlashGear

‘Pacific Standard’ Will Shutter After Losing Financial Backer
Publishers Daily

Uber Lost an Eye-Popping $5 Billion in a Single Quarter
Vox-Recode

Match Surges Most Ever as Tinder Leads Robust Revenue Growth
Bloomberg

Globe Union Plans Walkout Amid Increasingly Contentious Negotiations
Boston Business Journal