A judge shuts down Locast, YouTube tries podcasting, and Zoom reveals new features at Zoomtopia 2021.
Substack is acquiring Cocoon, a subscription-based social app. Cocoon will remain independent.
Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming subscriber services have grown to nearly 174 million subscribers worldwide.
Netflix plans to add video games to its streaming platform in 2022, helping the company expand reach and diversify revenue.
D2C has taken on a complete life and infrastructure of its own. It’s not just the “mom and pop” stores that are selling directly to consumers, like in the early eBay days. Now, even the biggest brands with global retail distribution networks are trying out the direct-to-consumer route.
In the first week of June, HBO Max will launch its ad-supported tier at $9.99 a month, a 33% savings over the ad-free tier.
In a $43 billion dollar deal, AT&T will spin off WarnerMedia and merge with Discovery to create a standalone global entertainment company.
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.
After raising $155M in Series F funding, Patreon announced a valuation of $4B, three times the company's valuation six months ago.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are expanding their popular Magnolia brand to include two new candle subscriptions, which launched last week.