Microsoft reverse a controversial price hike to its Xbox Gold Live subscription gaming service.

Microsoft Reverses Controversial Subscription Price Hike for Xbox Live Gold

Fifteen hours after announcing a subscription price hike for Xbox Live Gold, Microsoft reversed its decision because of customer backlash.
Weekly Subscription News: Bugs, Boxes and Bucks

Weekly Subscription News: Bugs, Boxes and Bucks

Fortnite Crew subscription has a bug, ESPN+ plans to raise its annual price, and Manna Pro acquires dog subscription box Bullymake.
Weekly Subscription News: Bugs, Boxes and Bucks

Weekly Subscription News: Ebony, Gelato and Local News

A retired NBA player buys Ebony magazine, WaPo says Google is hurting local news, and a Chicago eatery launches gelato pint subscriptions.
Top Subscription Stories of 2020

Top Subscription Stories of 2020

This year's top subscription stories include major acquisitions, antitrust concerns, lots of layoffs, an abundance of launches and more.
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Epic Games to Launch Fortnite Crew Game Subscription Service

Epic Games Launches Fortnite Crew Game Subscription

Developer Epic Games is launching a Fortnite Crew game subscription. For $11.99 a month, Fortnite Crew members get extras and exclusives.
Weekly Subscription News: Bugs, Boxes and Bucks

Weekly Subscription News: Babies, Baking and Brands

PayPal customers can use platform to raise 20K, BuzzFeed will buy HuffPost, and Kahoot is launching an educational game subscription service.
Apple Reports Record Revenue of $64.7B in Q4 FY20

Apple Reduces App Store Commission to 15% for Small Businesses

Apple announced that the company is reducing its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for small businesses earning less than $1M per year.
Five on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020: WiFi Subscriptions, Revenue Drops and Restructuring

Five on Friday: WiFi Subscriptions, Credit Scores and Restructuring

Planet Fitness announces a digital-only subscription, Epic Games considers subscriptions, and Experian to include subscription payments in credit scores.
The European Union charges Amazon with antitrust violations which could cost the company up to $28.1 billion.

Amazon’s Third Quarter Net Sales Increased 37% to $96.1 Billion

Last week, Amazon posted its third quarter financial results, including net sales of $96.1 billion, a 37% increase year-over-year.
Five on Friday:, Oct. 30, 2020 News Orgs, Net Neutrality and Netflix

Five on Friday: News Orgs, Net Neutrality and Netflix

The FCC officially repeals net neutrality, YouTube launches "Shorts," a rival to TikTok, and Netflix is testing an audio-only mode.

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