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D.C. Attorney General Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

Amazon Settles with FTC for $61.7M for Unpaid Driver Tips

Amazon has agreed to settle an administrative complaint by the FTC for $61.7M to pay drivers for tips.

Paramount+ Launches Ad-Supported Plan for $4.99 a Month

Earlier this week, Paramount+ launched an ad-supported streaming tier for $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year.
Five on Friday: Creator Revenue, Internet Outages and Antitrust

Five on Friday: Creator Revenue, Internet Outages and Antitrust

Facebook won't take a cut of creator revenue till 2023; Google fights back against antitrust allegations; and Pres. Biden reverses TikTok and WeChat bans.
Twitter Launches Weather News Subscription Service for $10 a Month

Twitter Blue Subscription Now Live in Canada and Australia

Twitter Blue, Twitter's first paid subscription service, is now live in Canada and Australia as an in-app purchase on iOS.
Meredith Corporation Sells TV Business for $2.7 Billion Cash

Gray TV Ups Bid for Meredith’s Broadcast Business to $2.825 Billion

Gray TV upped its bid to buy Meredith's broadcast TV business from $2.7 billion to $2.825 billion when a competitor offered an unsolicited bid.
D.C. Attorney General Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

Amazon to Host Prime Day 2021 A Month Early – June 21-22

Amazon is hosting Prime Day 2021 on June 21-22, a month earlier than usual. They are kicking off the event with a 3-part music spectacular.
Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News June 5: Winners, Waiting and Safe-for-Work

Beachbody reports revenue gain ahead of merger, Apple delays launch of Podcasts Subscription, and Headspace to launch podcast channel and sleep subscription.
SHAPE launches second Beauty Lab Box for summer.

SHAPE Adds New Revenue Stream with Beauty Lab Box

Meredith's SHAPE magazine adds a new revenue stream with the summer edition of its Beauty Lab Box.
D.C. Attorney General Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Amazon

Amazon to Discontinue Prime Now App and Website by Year End

Amazon will shut down the Prime Now app and website by year end. It is redirecting shoppers to the Amazon app and Amazon.com instead.
Circle K Launches New Beverage Subscription for $5.99 a Month

Circle K Launches New Beverage Subscription for $5.99 a Month

Circle K is launching a temporary Sip & Save beverage subscription service to attract travelers during late spring/early summer.

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