Dating App Bumble Raises $2.2 Billion in IPO

Dating App Bumble Raises $2.2 Billion in IPO

Female-focused dating app Bumble raised $2.2 billion in its initial public offering last week, making 31-year-old CEO a billionaire.
Spotify Ends 2020 with 155 Million Premium Subscribers

Spotify Ends 2020 with 155 Million Premium Subscribers

In streaming audio platform Spotify's fourth quarter financials, the company reported 155 million premium subscribers, a 24% increase.
Peacock hits 33 million sign-ups by the end of 2020.

Peacock Hits 33 Million Sign-ups Since Launch

Just nine months after its April 2020 launch, ad-supported streaming video subscription service Peacock hits 33 million sign-ups.
Twitter acquires Revue to help publishers, writers and creators monetize content through paid newsletters.

Twitter Acquires Revue to Help Creators Monetize Content Through Paid Newsletters

Yesterday Twitter announced their acquisition of Revue, a tool that helps writers and creators monetize content through paid newsletters.

Subscription Commerce 2021: Recurring Payment Trends You Need to Understand Now

Learn the key trends your subscription business will need to stay on top of, and more importantly, the strategies you will need to implement in order to minimize their impact.
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Real-Time Payments: The Future for Subscriptions

While credit cards are popular, real-time and alternative payments are the wave of the future. Subscription companies that adopt real-time payments will improve revenues, reduce payment churn, and burdensome payment processes.

VISA: Enhanced Billing Descriptors Now Optional

VISA's Enhanced Descriptor Rule is now optional. VISA merchant requirements for free trials, introductory or discounted offers that convert to regular pricing are still in effect.
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Three Key Market Drivers Impacting Subscription Businesses

Losing four out of 10 customers to a failed payment is a high price to pay during a time with so much economic uncertainty. Businesses can’t afford to lose customers and they certainly shouldn’t be losing them due to a payments issue.
Five on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020: Subscription Codes, Audio Ads and Instagram Upgrades

Five on Friday: Subscription Offer Codes, Audio Ads and Instagram Upgrades

Gumroad launches monthly memberships, developers can now use subscription codes in their apps on Apple, and YouTube launches audio ads.
GlobalComix Launches Digital Comics Subscription and SuperFan Program

GlobalComix Launches Digital Comics Subscription and SuperFan Program

GlobalComix launches a digital comics subscription and SuperFan program to support creators of indie comics, graphic novels and manga.

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