Weekly Subscription News: Learning, Lingerie and Luminary

Featuring BBC, Coursera, Rihanna, Netflix and Birchbox

Weekly Subscription News: Learning

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This week’s subscription headlines cover everything from annual learning subscriptions by Coursera and potentially deceptive business practices by Rihanna’s lingerie line to testing subscription bundles and offering free content to nonsubscribers.  In addition, Birchbox lays off workers (could this be a trend?); Luminary is expanding globally, which could create podcasting wars; and Downing Street wants BBC to switch to a subscription model. 

Downing Street Wants BBC to Switch to Subscription Model
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Coursera Intros an Annual Subscription Plan for Learners Similar to Business and Campus Offering
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Google Could Soon Start Paying Publishers for Their Content, After Years of Saying It Wouldn’t

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