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Patreon Valuation Jumps to $4B After $155M Funding Round

Patreon Valuation Jumps to $4B After $155M Funding Round

After raising $155M in Series F funding, Patreon announced a valuation of $4B, three times the company's valuation six months ago.
Weekly Subscription News: Millions, Movies and Magazines

Weekly Subscription News: Ad Formats, Funding and FCC Rules

Ad wraps for bookazines, new funding for Substack and FCC rules on media cross-ownership are all in the weekly subscription news this week.
Weekly Subscription News: Millions, Movies and Magazines

Weekly Subscription News: Merger Talks, Job Cuts and Pandemic Dating

Making the subscription news headlines this week are merger talks, advertising platforms, job cuts and the weirdness of pandemic dating.
News Corp to buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $349 in cash.

News Corp to Buy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media for $349M

News Corp announced this week that it will be Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Books & Media division for $349 million in cash.
Roku acquires 'This Old House' Brand and Content

Roku Acquires ‘This Old House’ Brand and Content

Roku has purchased 'This Old House," its TV programs, the shows' content library, digital assets and TV production studio.
Five on Friday: Targeted Ads A/B Testing and Article Popularity

Five on Friday: Targeted Ads A/B Testing and Article Popularity

The New York Times A/B tests 29% of its headlines, the U.S. box office lost 80% of revenue last year while streaming soared, and TikTok users must accept targeted ads.
YouTube is launching a TikTok rival, YouTube Shorts, in the U.S. in beta.

YouTube to Launch TikTok Rival ‘YouTube Shorts’ in the U.S.

Over the next few weeks, YouTube is launching a TikTok rival, YouTube Shorts, in the U.S. in beta.
Starting in 2023, Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive home to Thursday Night Football.

Amazon Prime Video Scores 10-Year Deal for NFL Thursday Night Football

Starting in 2023, Amazon Prime Video will become the exclusive home to the NFL's Thursday Night Football, a first for a streaming service.
Weekly Subscription News: Millions, Movies and Magazines

Weekly Subscription News: Plans, Promos and Popularity

CrowdStrike gets record # of subscribers in Q4, Philo and Best Buy partner with $1 promo, Daily Telegraph to link journalists' pay to article popularity.
Netflix hits 200 million paid members during the fourth quarter of 2020.

Netflix Cracks Down on Password Sharing

Netflix is trying to crack down on password sharing outside one's household by testing a two-factor authentication feature to verify a viewer's identity.

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