Five on Friday, Feb. 25, 2021: Consultations, Commitments and Customer Experience

Five on Friday: Consultations, Commitments and Customer Experience

Pandemic facilitates nonprofit media boom, Dr. Soon-Shiong reaffirms commitment to LA Times and Hubspot shares customer experience trends.
Revel announces the launch of electric bike subscriptions in New York, along with EV charging Superhubs.

Revel Launches Electric Bike Subscriptions in New York

Personal transportation startup Revel announced it is offering electric bike subscriptions in New York as well as EV charging Superhubs.
iHeartMedia buys Triton Digital

iHeartMedia Acquires Triton Digital for $230 Million

iHeartMedia is buying Triton Digital for $230 million. The purchase will help secure the company's reign as the top podcast publisher.
Cloud services fuel Microsoft's revenue growth in FY21 Q2.

New Version of Office Won’t Require a Microsoft 365 Subscription

Microsoft has developed a new version of Office for commercial and individual users that won't require a Microsoft 365 subscription.
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.
Car Subscriptions: 2021 State of the Industry Report

Car Subscriptions: 2021 State of the Industry Report

In this subscriber-only report, we'll share the state of car subscriptions and the car subscription industry: who's succeeding and who's not.
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Twitter Considers Subscription Features and Paid Tools

Twitter Considers Subscription Features and Paid Tools

Social media platform Twitter is considering a variety of subscription features, monetization options and paid tools to diversify revenue.
HubSpot to acquire media startup The Hustle.

HubSpot to Acquire Media Startup ‘The Hustle’

HubSpot, a marketing software and CRM company, is acquiring media startup The Hustle in a deal estimated to be worth $27 million.
Weekly Subscription News: Podcasts, Payments and Premium Memberships

Weekly Subscription News: Bundles, Business Models and Barbs

Disney+ will launch ad-free bundle, Apple & Facebook trade barbs over business models, & Sports Illustrated will put up paywall for premium content.
Five on Friday: Media, Movies and Millions

Five on Friday: Media, Movies and Millions

HD Media sues Facebook & Google for ad dominance, AMC Theatres raises $917 million to keep going, and Vimeo is valued at over $5 billion.

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