Five on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020: Subscription Codes, Audio Ads and Instagram Upgrades

Five on Friday: Subscription Offer Codes, Audio Ads and Instagram Upgrades

Gumroad launches monthly memberships, developers can now use subscription codes in their apps on Apple, and YouTube launches audio ads.
Weekly Subscription News: Raising Money, Ransomware and Rivals

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.
Netflix adds 4.4 million new members in Q3 2021.

Netflix Is Raising Prices $1 to $2 a Month for U.S. Subscribers

Streaming video subscription service Netflix is raising prices $1 to $2 per month for U.S. subscribers, just weeks after halting free trials.
Weekly Subscription News: Raising Money, Ransomware and Rivals

Weekly Subscription News: Paywalls, Payments and Print

Salt Lake Trib to move to weekly print paper, GoCardless partners with Brompton's bike service for payments, ESPN puts more content behind paywall.
E-bike Subscription Service DANCE Raises $17.8M in Series A Funding

E-bike Subscription Service DANCE Raises $17.8M in Series A Funding

E-bike subscription service DANCE announced that it had raised $17.8 million in series A funding less than three months after its launch.
10 Ways Subscription Companies Have Adapted to the Pandemic, Part 2

10 Ways Subscription Companies Have Adapted to the Pandemic, Part 1

The pandemic has changed virtually everything about our lives. Here are 10 ways subscription companies have survived and thrived.
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Facebook Jumps on the Cloud Gaming Bandwagon

Facebook Jumps on the Cloud Gaming Bandwagon

This week Facebook announced the launch of a new cloud gaming service that is free-to-play now but could evolve into a subscription service.
HBO announces Launch of Ad-Supported Tier

HBO Max Has 8.6 Million U.S. Subscribers in 4 Months

Just four months after its launch, HBO Max has attracted 8.6 million U.S. subscribers, ahead of WarnerMedia's goal for the SVOD service.
In its Q2 2020 financials, Sirius XM reports strong subscriber numbers including 516K net new subscribers, bringing total subscribers to 34.3M.

Sirius XM Raises Full Year 2020 Guidance After Q3 Earnings Report

After reporting its third quarter results, streaming audio subscription service Sirius XM increases its guidance for the full year 2020.
Weekly Subscription News: Raising Money, Ransomware and Rivals

Weekly Subscription News: Comics, Content Discovery and Digital Revenue

Apple gives new iPhone buyers free subscriptions, hotels use subscriptions to lure back guests, and Morning Brew wants Business Insider to buy it.

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