Five on Friday: Teslas, Tacos and Targeting

Five on Friday: Teslas, Tacos and Targeting

Amazon eyes Sunday Night Football, Taco Bell tests taco subscription, and Quora launches Quora+.
Substack Acquires Subscription-Based Social App Cocoon

Substack Acquires Subscription-Based Social App Cocoon

Substack is acquiring Cocoon, a subscription-based social app. Cocoon will remain independent.
The New York Times Grows to 8.38M Subscribers in Q3 2021

The New York Times Puts Wirecutter Behind Metered Paywall

The New York Times Co. is putting its Wirecutter product review site behind a metered paywall.
Jack Dorsey Resigns as CEO of Twitter

Twitter Launches ‘Super Follows’ Paid Subscriptions

Twitter kicks off September with a new monetization tool - Super Follows - to more deeply engage their followers.
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.

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