Weekly Subscription News: Fitbit, the Future and Free

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Weekly Subscription News: Fitbit

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Happy first of November! It is hard to believe the year is almost over. Where did it go? As the year draws to a close, subscription companies are making deals, tough decisions and launching new products. This week, an exclusive Reuters report says Alphabet is trying to buy Fitbit, Sony may be selling off PlayStation Vue, and The Financial Times is launching subscriber-only podcasts. Also this week, Amazon rolls out a new, ad-supported News video app, AT&T is offering free HBO Max, and Citrix is facing challenges as it shifts to a subscription-based licensing model.

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