Five on Friday, June 4, 2021: postal rate increases, updates on WarnerMedia and Reuters and top subscription jobs.
Verizon offers free Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass to unlimited subscribers, The New York Times is in talks to buy The Athletic, Amazon confirms Prime Day will be in June.
Piano raises $88M, Epic Games and Apple face off in court, CMA looks at auto-renewal practices of anti-virus software companies.
Apple Music announces lossless audio, IAB said US podcast revenue will be $2B in 2023, and YouTube spends $7M to help journalists and newsrooms start their own channels.
Twitter announced they would acquire Scroll, an ad-blocking service that provides a cleaner, more streamlined experience for online readers and publishers.
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a virtual workshop on April 29th to examine digital “dark patterns” to examine what dark patterns are and how they impact or trick consumers and the marketplace into making unwanted or extra purchases online.
Reuters News is the latest media organization to go the route of the metered paywall at a cost of $34.99 a month.
Grover raises $71M for consumer electronics subscription biz, Charter pays $19.2M for tricking customers into switching ISPs, USA Today lost 50% of print sales last year.
Highlights of App Annie's State of Mobile 2021 report, Facebook data breach and the value of a fast website
Google contributes $29M to EU fund to fight fake news, Axios and The Athletic might merge, and LinkedIn shares top subscription jobs.