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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.
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.
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.
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.
BMW to terminate car subscription service at end of January 2021.

BMW to Terminate Car Subscription Service January 31

BMW is terminating its Access by BMW car subscription service at the end of the month. Audi is also terminating its Audi Select service.
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.
Seattle Women Launch ‘Trove’ Travel Subscription Box

Seattle Women Launch TROVE Travel Subscription Box

Travel around the world virtually with a TROVE travel subscription box created by two Seattle women eager to share their love of travel.
Roku Acquires Global Rights to Quibi Content

Ad-Supported Platform Roku Buys Quibi Content

Roku, an ad-supported platform for streaming video, confirmed its purchase of the global rights of Quibi's short-form video content.
Wyndham Destinations Buys Travel + Leisure from Meredith for $100M

Wyndham Destinations Buys Travel + Leisure from Meredith for $100M

Wyndham Destinations is spreading its wings with the $100 million acquisition of the Travel + Leisure magazine and brand from Meredith.
Subscription Insider's 2021 Subscription Predictions

Subscription Insider’s Subscription Predictions for 2021

Subscription Insider has assembled its 2021 subscription predictions for streaming video, streaming audio, subscription boxes and publishing.
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