Scroll Offers a New Way to Experience the Internet for $4.99 a Month

If you are tired of slow-loading websites and cookies tracking your every move online, Scroll now offers subscribers a different type of internet experience. For $4.99 a month, subscribers can access websites that load twice as fast and that have 80% fewer trackers. Subscribers can also browse and read completely ad-free on 300+ participating websites. Up to 70% of user subscription fees support partner websites, and Scroll keeps 30% to fund their operations.

STATPACK: Amazon Prime

In this Subscription Insider STATPACK, we look at Amazon Prime trends and predictions including analysis on Prime subscribers, Prime Video subscribers, reach, user behavior, shopping behavior and a host of Prime Day statistics. Download the 98-page PowerPoint with 43 charts and graphs (with three embedded excel charts) to access all the data.
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Five on Friday June 5 2020

Five on Friday: Fan-Direct Platforms, Subscription Usage and Top Subscription Jobs

Cheddar explains how creators are moving to fan-direct platforms, 2Checkout shares their subscription usage survey results, and we offer 5 tips for growing your email list organically.

WWE Stock Takes a Cheap Shot After Spike in TV Subscriptions

Yes, you read the headline right. WWE's stock plunged last week following record numbers of viewers tuning into WrestleMania 31, the highest grossing live event in WWE's history. Why the drop? According to Investors.com, despite the spike in viewing and a 77% conversion rate from free viewers to subscribers in February, the year-old WWE Network says the spike may be temporary, which caused stock prices to plummet 15%. Since last year's WrestleMania, WWE has had a…

Alaska Dispatch News Experiments with Civil Comments, a New Commenting Platform

Earlier this week Alaska Dispatch News announced it is ditching Facebook-based comments in favor of a new comment moderation platform, Civil Comments. It is now the third media outlet to do so, joining alternative newsweekly Willamette Week and Register Guard, both Oregon newspapers. Alaska Dispatch News made the move after receiving nearly 900 reader comments with the common theme that comments are a problem. With hundreds of comments being posted to the ADN.com site per day,…

Much-Awaited Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Launches in September

The wait is almost over. Nintendo of America announced last week that it will finally launch its much-awaited online subscription service in the second half of September. After the launch, a subscription will be needed to play multiplayer games like Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Tennis Aces and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online, reports Newsweek. Single player and local multiplayer games will continue to operate as they do now. Nintendo has also revealed pricing for the new subscription service:

Subscription Model Unlikely for Indian Audiences

For those looking to launch abroad in India, we've discussed before how business eBooks are a particularly good bet, especially when targeted to young Indian men. However, entertainment and more B2C content may see more resistance to paid content models, particularly online subscriptions. "We do not see a subscription model emerging in India anytime¬†soon," Manjit Singh of Multi Screen Media told Business Standard. "This is because in India, when you buy an internet connection, people say they…

Dropbox Becomes a Team Player with New Products and Business Solutions

On Monday, Dropbox announced that it is transforming the future of teamwork through a series of new products and business solutions. In addition to revamping Smart Sync, Dropbox is launching Paper, adding new features to better facilitate collaboration, redesigning its website with a team-first focus, and offering new business plans starting at $12.50 per user per month with a minimum of five users.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle Erects Paywall 6 Months After Sale

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, the state's second largest daily newspaper, is the latest newspaper to put up a metered paywall. Readers can access 10 free digital articles per month on WyomingNews.com, but must register after the fifth to get the remaining five articles. Prior to the change, online content was free, but in a condensed format. Now everything available in the print edition is also available online.

TiVo to Launch TiVo Stream 4K to Compete with Roku and FireTV

Just when you thought the streaming wars were confined to AVOD and SVOD services, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) adds a new wrinkle. Cord cutters now have a new way to access their favorite shows. This week, at CES 2020, TiVo announced the launch of its new TiVo Stream 4K streaming player. The device will allow viewers to access streaming subscription services like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and Sling TV as well as ad-supported free services seamlessly.

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