Five on Friday: Leasing Programs, Premium Podcasts and Bitcoin Payments

Five on Friday: Leasing Programs, Premium Podcasts and Bitcoin Payments

Fair abandons the car subscription model, OnlyFans reverses courses to allow sexually explicit content, and Substack partners with OpenNote to accept Bitcoin.
Vox Media Purchases Punch

Vox Media Purchases ‘Punch’

Vox Media continues to grow with its latest acquisition, 'Punch,' a digital publication focused on cocktails and cocktail culture.
Netflix to close dormant subscriptions

SEC Files Charges Against Three Former Netflix Engineers with Insider Trading

The SEC charged three former Netflix engineers and two associates with insider trading for using nonpublic subscriber data to make $3M in profits.
LitPic Raises $1.5 Million in Venture Capital to Support Creators

LitPic Raises $1.5 Million in Venture Capital for Free Creator Platform

LitPic, a new social network designed specifically for creator monetization, announced a $1.5M seed round.
Lawmakers urge FTC to continue the fight against Facebook.

FTC Amends Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission amended its antitrust complaint against Facebook, alleging an illegal "buy-or-bury" scheme.
Weekly Subscription News: Printing, Promising and Paying

Weekly Subscription News: Games, Gossip and Gannett

Medium to offer writers 50% of subscriber revenue, WarnerMedia might sell TMZ to Fox, USA Today puts crossword behind paywall.
Five on Friday August 20 2021

Five on Friday: Podcasts, Pricing and Platforms

PA Post and Spotlight PA merge, Albertson's launches a grocery delivery subscription and NPR launches a podcast subscription service.
Digital-Only Subscription Revenue Outpaces Print in 2020

New York Times to Compete with Paid Newsletter Services

The New York Times Co. is investing resources into paid newsletters to rival services like Substack, Twitter and Facebook.
Meredith Reports 80 Percent Increase in Digital Ad Revenue in Q4 FY21

Meredith Reports 80 Percent Increase in Digital Ad Revenue in Q4 FY21

Meredith reports a strong Q4 FY21 with 17% increase in total revenue, including an 80% increase in digital ad revenue.
Salesforce to launch business streaming service 'Salesforce+'

Salesforce to Launch Business Streaming Service ‘Salesforce+’

Streaming isn't just for entertainment. In conjunction with its Dreamforce conference, Salesforce is launching Salesforce+ for business content.

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