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Google Plans to Appeal €500M French Fine on Merits of Case

Google Plans to Appeal €500M French Fine on Merits of Case

Google plans to appeal a €500 million fine ($591M) imposed by France’s Competition Authority. Google says the fine is disproportionate.
Meredith Reports 80 Percent Increase in Digital Ad Revenue in Q4 FY21

Gray TV Ups Bid for Meredith’s Broadcast Business to $2.825 Billion

Gray TV upped its bid to buy Meredith's broadcast TV business from $2.7 billion to $2.825 billion when a competitor offered an unsolicited bid.

Apple Sweetens the Deal for Subscription Companies by Changing Rate Structure

On Wednesday, Apple announced it will sweeten the deal for developers and subscription companies by changing its fee structure, reports The Verge. The announcement comes less than a week before Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco where such news is typically revealed. App developers and subscription companies will still have to pay Apple 30 percent of monthly fees received from subscribers for in-app purchases for the first year, but after that, the fee drops to 15 percent.
SHAPE launches second Beauty Lab Box for summer.

SHAPE Adds New Revenue Stream with Beauty Lab Box

Meredith's SHAPE magazine adds a new revenue stream with the summer edition of its Beauty Lab Box.

The Complexity of Billing After a Free Trial Expires

This is an article sponsored by Vindicia Offering free trials can be a successful acquisition strategy for subscription businesses. However,...

Netflix’s Email to Save Trial Abandons

In this Marketing Sample, we look at a "save attempt' email from Netflix. Netflix's homepage is designed to be one big conversion funnel for its free trial (with credit card). But still, some visitors abandon the form. To save those lost subscribers, Netflix quickly issues a save attempt email.
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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

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Weekly Subscription News: Watch Parties, Early Access and Copycat Videos

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.

Ad Sales for Paywall Sites

Looking to increase your advertising revenues? In this On-Demand Video, Ryan Dohrn, Founder of 360 Ad Sales, explains the best way to sell digital ad space. He answers common questions, like "Where should I place ads on free content pages?" and "Do banner ads work for niche, paying audiences?" Plus, you'll learn how to price your ads and how to hire the right person to sell ads on your site!
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Five on Friday: Creator Revenue, Internet Outages and Antitrust

Five on Friday: Creator Revenue, Internet Outages and Antitrust

Facebook won't take a cut of creator revenue till 2023; Google fights back against antitrust allegations; and Pres. Biden reverses TikTok and WeChat bans.

FTC Halts Operations and Freezes Assets of Companies Offering Trial Offers

The FTC just filed a suit against 59 corporations and three individuals for violating the FTC Act and the Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA) for deceptively selling products on 87 websites through free trials that converted to recurring charges on consumers credit cards. Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq, partner at Dubrow & Bhonslay and Subscription Insider Guide to Regulation and Compliance, explains.
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