This Week’s Subscription Headlines: Big Bucks, Big Deals and Brexit

Featuring Loot Crate, Funko, Instant Articles and Google AMP

Big bucks, big deals and Brexit are all in the subscription news headlines this week. In addition, YouTube says it is in investment mode, not profitability mode; nerd boxes Loot Crate and Funko fuel another subscription box boom; and Facebook’s Instant Articles and Google AMP are actually making it harder, not easier, to publish to the web.

YouTube CEO Says ‘No Timetable’ on Profitability: ‘We’re in Investment Mode’
Tubefilter

4 Guiding Principles for Creating Native Content
Media Shift

Platforms like Instant Articles and Google AMP Are Making it Harder to Publish to the Web
Recode

5 Ways to Reduce Your SaaS Churn
Fox News US

Innovative New Publisher Launches 50 Local Digital Newspapers Across UK and New Title Focusing on Brexit
Press Gazette

Nerd Box Wars: How Loot Crate and Funko Fueled a Subscription Business Boom
Fast Company

Netflix Is about to Give You $800 Million Worth of More Original Content
Forbes

AT&T’s Quarterly Results Give Hints on Urgency Behind Time Warner Deal
Dallas News