Scroll Will Shut Down in 30 Days and Be Absorbed by Twitter Blue

Scroll Will Shut Down in 30 Days and Be Absorbed by Twitter Blue

Scroll, an ad-free, streamlined reading service, will shut down in about 30 days and will be absorbed by Twitter Blue.
Five on Friday Oct 8 2021

Five on Friday: Direct-to-Consumer, Coffee and Crypto

Caribou Coffee launches coffee subscription program, YouTube TV and NBCUniversal reach temporary deal, and AMC Theatres expands the cryptocurrency it will accept.
Rent the Runway Confidentially Files for an IPO

Rent the Runway Confidentially Files for an IPO

Despite significant revenue and subscriber losses due to the pandemic, Rent the Runway looks to the future with a confidential IPO filing.
Ongo launches platform for health and wellness creators.

Ongo Launches New Platform for Health and Wellness Creators

Ongo launches a new platform for health and wellness creators, following a $3.5M seed funding round.
Amazon to Launch Alexa Together Elder Subscription Service

Amazon to Launch Alexa Together Elder Subscription Service

Amazon will launch Alexa Together, an elder subscription service to help older adults remain independent.
Netflix to Buy Night School Studio to Expand Games Team

Netflix to Buy Night School Studio to Expand Games Team

Netflix announced they are buying Night School Studio, the developer who created OXENFREE, to expand their games team.
Weekly Subscription News: Raising Money, Ransomware and Rivals

Weekly Subscription News: Watch Parties, Early Access and Copycat Videos

Discord is developing a YouTube Watch Party feature, CherryRoad Media to buy 20 titles from Gannett, fans can pay $3.99 for early access to marvel podcasts.

Five on Friday: Incentives, Advertising and Adding Subscription Tiers

Disney considers advertising on Disney+, GoodRx grows to 1M, Apple and UnitedHealthcare offer approx. 3M members 1 year of Apple Fitness+ at no cost.

Wondery Offers New Kids’ Podcast Subscription Service

Wondery expands its podcast audience to includes kids with its new kids' podcast subscription service, Wondery Plus Kids.
American Express and Extend partner to offer virtual payment solutions

American Express and Extend Partner to Offer Virtual Payments

American Express and Extend have announced a partnership to enable virtual payments for AmEx business card members.

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