Five on Friday, Sept. 5, 2021: Tipping, Topping and Top Subscription Jobs

Five on Friday: Tipping, TSA and Top Subscription Jobs

Streamlabs launches recurring monthly tipping service, Axel Springer buys POLITICO, and Microsoft announces Oct. 5 launch of Windows 11.
Spotify tests lower priced ad-supported tier

Spotify Reports Subscriber and Revenue Growth in Q2, Ahead of Expectations

Spotify reported subscriber and revenue growth in the second quarter of 2021, ahead of expectations.

25 Reasons Your Payments Fail and What You Can Do About It

Don’t forget the “Forgotten Funnel” at the back end of your business to keep a healthy volume of loyal, paying customers. Here then are 25 reasons why a payment might be declined in your subscription-based business.’s Casey Graham outlines strategies to recover all 25 of them.
Gannett Sets Ambitious Goal of 10M Paid Digital-Only Subscribers in 5 Years

Gannett Reports ‘Strong First Quarter’ Despite Revenue Dip and Huge Net Loss

Though Gannett touts a strong first quarter, the media organization posted decreased revenue and a $142.3 million net loss.
Mighty Networks Raises $50M to Expand Online Community Platform

Online Community Platform Mighty Networks Raises $50M to Expand

Online community platform Mighty Networks raises $50 million to expand and offer opportunities to more creators.

Reuters Reveals New Subscription Website and Metered Paywall

Reuters News is the latest media organization to go the route of the metered paywall at a cost of $34.99 a month.
Tribune Publishing shareholders agree to sell company to Alden Global Capital for $633M.

A Pair of Billionaires Outbids Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing

A pair of billionaires outbids hedge fund Alden Global Capital for Tribune Publishing by $50 million.
Medium pivots its business model yet again.

Medium Pivots Business Model Again

In a move reminiscent of MoviePass, publishing platform Medium pivots its business model again, resulting in layoffs and leadership changes.
Verizon Media Group bets big on Yahoo Plus.

Verizon Media Group Bets Big on Yahoo Plus Subscriptions

Verizon Media bets big on Yahoo Plus premium subscriptions including Mail, Finance, Protect and Fantasy. settles a lawsuit in California for up to $550K for violating auto-renewal laws. to Pay up to $550K for Violating California Auto-Renewal Law

PeopleConnect Inc., parent of, has settled a lawsuit in California for up to $550K, for violating auto-renewal laws in the state.

What's New