Amazon Sales Grew 38% in 2020, Jeff Bezos to Step Down from CEO Role in Q3

Amazon Sales Grew 38% in 2020, Jeff Bezos to Step Down from CEO Role in Q3

Amazon reported its Q4 and full year 2020 financials, with 38% growth in net sales for the year. Also, Jeff Bezos will step down in Q3.
Cloud services fuel Microsoft's revenue growth in FY21 Q2.

Cloud Services Fuel Microsoft’s FY21 Q2 Revenue Growth

Cloud services fuel Microsoft's FY21 Q2 revenue growth, giving the company double-digital revenue growth in all 3 business segments.
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.
American Airlines launches premium wine subscription service.

American Airlines Launches Wine Subscription Service

American Airlines is getting into the wine business, offering a premium wine subscription that combines premium wines with airline miles.
Microsoft reverse a controversial price hike to its Xbox Gold Live subscription gaming service.

Microsoft Reverses Controversial Subscription Price Hike for Xbox Live Gold

Fifteen hours after announcing a subscription price hike for Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft reversed its decision because of customer backlash.
Forbes to Launch Subscription Newsletter Platform

Forbes Launches Subscription Newsletter Platform

Forbes is launching its Journalist Entrepreneurs subscription newsletter platform, where writers and Forbes share revenue 50/50.
Five on Friday, January 21, 2021

Five on Friday: Fitness, Funding and Free Trials

Apple extends free trials for Apple TV+ (again), Deliveroo raises $180 million, and we share the best times to post to social media.
Gannett Sets Ambitious Goal of 10M Paid Digital-Only Subscribers in 5 Years

Gannett Wants 10 Million Digital-Only Subscribers in 5 Years

Media organization Gannett Co., Inc. has set an ambitious goal of reaching 10 million paid digital-only subscribers in the next five years.
Netflix hits 200 million paid members during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Netflix Hits 200M Paid Members in Fourth Quarter

In its Q4 2020 financials, Netflix reports that the company added 8.5 million new paid members, crossing the 200 million member mark.
Five on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021: Local News Success, SEO Tips and Subscription Trends

Five on Friday: SEO Tips, Subscription Trends & Fintech

5 subscription trends for 2021, local news success in 2020, Facebook redesigns Pages and eliminates Like button, and 5 SEO tips.

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