New Corp to Buy Investor's Business Daily for $275 Million

News Corp to Buy Investor’s Business Daily for $275 Million

News Corp announced last week that it will acquire Investor's Business Daily for $275 million. The company will operate as a stand-alone brand under Dow Jones.
Medium pivots its business model yet again.

Medium Pivots Business Model Again

In a move reminiscent of MoviePass, publishing platform Medium pivots its business model again, resulting in layoffs and leadership changes.
Weekly Subscription News: Watch Parties, Early Access and Copycat Videos

Weekly Subscription News: Royalties, Vending Machines and E-Scooters

13K Spotify artists made $50K in 2020, MoviePass could make a comeback, Coca-Cola launches vending machine subscriptions in Japan.
Weekly Subscription News: Watch Parties, Early Access and Copycat Videos

Weekly Subscription News: Games, Tweets and Wrestlemania

The Information will launch a newsletter business, Twitter considers an "undo" feature, and WWE fans need to subscribe to Peacock to watch Wrestlemania 37.
Five on Friday, March 5, 2021

Five on Friday: Acquisitions, Algorithms and Awards

Google says it won't support third-party cookies or build alternate identifiers, Piano acquires AT Internet and Netflix wins big at the Golden Globes.
Facebook to Rollout Podcast Product Next Week

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.
Bloomberg News to Lay Off 90 Staff to 'Elevate Editing'

Bloomberg News Lays Off 90 Staff to ‘Elevate Editing’

Bloomberg News is laying off 90 staff, primarily in editorial positions, to improve processes and accountability and to elevate editing.
Five on Friday February 19, 2021

Five on Friday: Subscription Apps, Retention Tips and Bookazines

The top-grossing subscription apps of 2021, 4 retention tips from Mather Economics and the growing popularity of bookazines.
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.
Twitter acquires Revue to help publishers, writers and creators monetize content through paid newsletters.

Twitter Acquires Revue to Help Creators Monetize Content Through Paid Newsletters

Yesterday Twitter announced their acquisition of Revue, a tool that helps writers and creators monetize content through paid newsletters.

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