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Five on Friday: Collectives, Coffee and Consumer Behavior

Amazon explains reviews, Amora Coffee celebrates 10 years, and Slate turns advice columns into cash.
CNN will launch CNN+, its own streaming subscription service, in early 2022.

CNN to Launch CNN+ Streaming Subscription Service in 2022

CNN will launch CNN+, a streaming subscription service, in early 2022. The service will feature live and on-demand content.
Netflix to close dormant subscriptions

Netflix Finishes Q2 with 209M Paid Members, Ahead of Forecast

Netflix finishes the second quarter of 2021 with 209 million paid members, ahead of forecast.

French Regulators Fine Google $593M for Failure to Negotiate with Publishers and News Agencies

Google has been fined $593M by France's Competition Authority for failing to negotiate in good faith with publishers and news agencies.
Five on Friday, July 16, 2021: Pirating, Training and Tweeting

Five on Friday: Pirating, Training and Tweeting

LIVIT launches tiered subscription plan; UK man is jailed for pirating Premier League subscriptions; Twitter tests new conversation settings.
Cloud services fuel Microsoft's revenue growth in FY21 Q2.

Microsoft Announces Windows 365, a Secure, Versatile Cloud-Based Operating System

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the launch of Windows 365, a secure, versatile cloud-based operating system, available to businesses on Aug. 2, 2021.
Cloud services fuel Microsoft's revenue growth in FY21 Q2.

Microsoft Gives Employees $1,500 Bonus for Braving the COVID-19 Pandemic

Microsoft is giving $1,500 bonuses to employees for surviving the unique and challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Improve Your Customer Retention With These 5 Easy Steps

Subscription-based businesses are beginning to realize that the true indicator of growth and company longevity has more to do with a flourishing customer retention rate. Simply put, the customer retention rate reflects your company’s ability to maintain company-consumer relationships over a period of time. Casey Padgett walks through how to calculate your subscriber retention rate and 5 tips on how to improve it.
Five on Friday: Gutting, Growing and Grouping

Five on Friday: Gutting, Growing and Grouping

Alden cuts 10% of staff in first 6 weeks, reports on the state of mobile and the state of news media, and top subscription jobs.
Five on Friday: Features, Fraud and French Content

Five on Friday: Features, Fraud and French Content

YouTube TV adds new features for $20 a month; Amazon offers 6 mos. of Disney+ to new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers, and Facebook files $36M ad fraud lawsuit.

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