Amazon Bans Competing TV Streaming Services Apple TV & Chromecast

While Google and Microsoft were making nice this week, ending their public patent feud, Amazon was working on plans to ban competing TV streaming services Apple TV and Chromecast from its online marketplace, reports Bloomberg Business. The reason: "to avoid customer confusion." (cough, cough) Amazon has been emailing its sellers to notify them that they must stop selling devices that don't "interact well" with Prime Video, according to Bloomberg. Current inventory must be removed from Amazon-based…

Holiday Sales Help Boost Amazons Net Sales by 21 Percent in Q4 2019

Ecommerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) finished 2019 strong, reporting impressive fourth quarter and year-end results last week due, in part, to strong holiday sales. Amazons net sales for the quarter increased by 21% to $87.4 billion, compared to $72.4 billion for Q4 2018. Net income increased to $3.3 billion, or $6.47 per diluted share, compared to $3.0 billion, or $6.04 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. For the full year, net sales were up 20% to $280.5 billion, compared to $232.9 billion in 2018. Net income for the full year was $11.6 billion, or $23.01 per diluted share, compared to $10.1 billion, or $20.14 per diluted share.

CellarTracker Converts 8% of Registered Users to ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ Memberships

CellarTracker offers wine enthusiasts an online database to store, track and update their tasting notes and maintain an inventory of home wine cellars. In this exclusive Case Study, Founder Eric LeVine talks to us about how this B2C site in generating 7-figure revenues with a freemium model and "pay what you want" subscription program. Find out how the site gets 40,000 -- 50,000 unique visits a day, and is converting 8% of its user base into paying subscribers. Plus, discover the one tool CellarTracker is using to prevent site scraping.
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STATPACK: Online dating trends in the United States

Online dating is the ultimate subscription. If you are involved or thinking of getting involved in the business of online dating, this Subscription Inside STATPACK is for you. We present the latest trends and facts about online dating in the United States, including: The market outlook for online dating users and revenue, Demographic profiles of online dating users, A review of the most popular dating apps and online services, Usage of dating apps and online services, Common attitudes and beliefs regarding…
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Streaming video revenue estimates for 2025, Google to pay news licensing fees to publishers and 2020 blogging statistics

Facebook Is Testing Subscriptions for Groups

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg announced major changes to Facebook, citing a desire to get back to the social media platform's friends-and-family roots. Another major change may be coming our way soon - paying to belong to a Facebook group. According to a June 20 blog post, Facebook is testing an idea that would give group administrators the ability to charge subscription fees to support their work and help them invest in their online communities.
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Weekly Subscription News: Samsung, iTunes and The Economist

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