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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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Apple Reports Record Revenue of $64.7B in Q4 FY20

Apple Reduces App Store Commission to 15% for Small Businesses

Apple announced that the company is reducing its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for small businesses earning less than $1M per year.

Subscription Compliance Alert: New NY Auto-Renewal Law

New York has enacted a new auto-renewal law, NY S1475A, that covers sales to consumers of auto-renewing or continuous service offers.
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Weekly Subscription News, Nov. 28, 2020: Babies, Baking and Brands

Weekly Subscription News: Digital, Travel and Podcast Subscriptions

Spotify may launch a subscription podcast service, Gannett hits 1M digital subscribers, TripAdvisor launches first subscription plan for travelers.
The European Union charges Amazon with antitrust violations which could cost the company up to $28.1 billion.

European Commission Charges Amazon with Antitrust Violations

The European Commission has charged Amazon with antitrust violations which could cost them up to 10% in annual revenue, or $28.1 billion.
Weekly Subscription News, Nov. 28, 2020: Babies, Baking and Brands

Weekly Subscription News: Fraud, Ad Integration and Satellite Internet

Comcast has more streaming subscribers than cable subscribers, SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet, and TikTok and Shopify partner.
Five on Friday:, Oct. 30, 2020 News Orgs, Net Neutrality and Netflix

Five on Friday: News Orgs, Net Neutrality and Netflix

The FCC officially repeals net neutrality, YouTube launches "Shorts," a rival to TikTok, and Netflix is testing an audio-only mode.
DOJ and 11 State AGs File a Civil Antitrust Suit Against Google

DOJ and 11 State AGs File a Civil Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

The Department of Justice and attorney generals from 11 state filed a much-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against tech giant Google this week.
Five on Friday: Subpoenas, Social Media and the Supreme Court

Five on Friday: Subpoenas, Social Media and the Supreme Court

A Senate panel wants to subpoena tech CEOs, PYMNTS reports the latest subscription trends and Zenesys shares the best times to post to social.
House Judiciary Committee Reports Antitrust Findings on Tech Giants

House Judiciary Committee Reports Antitrust Findings on Tech Giants

The House Judiciary Committee released the findings of its investigation into antitrust behavior of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
Top Subscription Companies Join Alliance Against the App Store

Top Subscription Companies Join Coalition for App Fairness

Top subscription companies including Spotify and Match Group, join the Coalition for App Fairness, to force Apple to change its policies.

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