This week was chock-full of interesting subscription news. Among the headlines, The New York Times lays off 68 people, mostly who worked in advertising; Amazon acquires Zoox; and Stripe launches a new toolkit to help customers manage subscription billing. Also this week, Newsonomics’ Ken Doctor predicts we’ll learn the fate of McClatchy and Tribune Publishing very soon, Mercedes is considering canceling its vehicle subscription service due to slow sales, and Uber is looking to buy Postmates after a failed attempt at acquiring DoorDash.
The New York Times Lays Off 68 People, Mostly Across Advertising
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