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From subscription offers, free trials, special promotions, marketing copy, auto-renewal notification, consumer privacy, financial reporting, payment processes, and more – there are a lot of laws that subscription, membership, and recurring-revenue companies need to understand and comply with.

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Facebook Ends News Sharing Standoff with Australian Government

Facebook Ends News Sharing Standoff with Australian Government

After blocking news sharing in Australia, Facebook ended its standoff with the Australian government, after receiving minor concessions.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Tests, Talks and Digital Subscriptions

New Statesman grows digital subscriptions 75% in a year, NYT tests digital subscriptions for kids & SiriusXM gives 1M lifetime subscriptions in a settlement.
Cloud services fuel Microsoft's revenue growth in FY21 Q2.

Microsoft Supports Australian Proposal to Pay Publishers for News

Microsoft supports a proposal by the Australian Parliament to pay publishers for news. Facebook and Google actively oppose the measure.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Sports Illustrated launches premium memberships, Ordslip & DoorDash partner for on-demand delivery and Spotify considers a la carte payments.
Five on Friday: Data Caps, Competition and Content Analytics

Five on Friday: Data Caps, Competition and Content Analytics

Substack welcomes newsletter competition, Word Press's parent buys content analytics platform Parse.ly, and Comcast holds off on data caps.
Amazon Sales Grew 38% in 2020, Jeff Bezos to Step Down from CEO Role in Q3

FTC Proposes $61M Settlement with Amazon for Tips Not Paid to Drivers

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a $61.7 million settlement with Amazon for tips the company did not pass along to drivers.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Losses, Launches and Luxury

Tidal's revenue grows but still has losses, NYT Cooking kicks off ad campaign to leverage growth, and members-only services help restaurants and luxury travel survive.
Top Subscription Stories of 2020

Top Subscription Stories of 2020

This year's top subscription stories include major acquisitions, antitrust concerns, lots of layoffs, an abundance of launches and more.
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Google to Start Paying Select Publishers for High Quality Content

Antitrust Lawsuits Plague Google

Last week, Google got hit with two more antitrust lawsuits, just two months after the Department of Justice filed its own antitrust lawsuit.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Power, Programming and the Pandemic

Winc wines grows under the power of influencers, CBS All Access adds more kids' programming and Franklin Covey's model survies the pandemic.

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