Weekly Subscription News: Agreements, Acquisitions and Outages

Featuring Twitch, NMPA, Chargebee, RevLock and Facebook

The big news story this week, of course, is Facebook’s outage on Monday, which also brought down Instagram and WhatsApp, impacting subscription companies who use the social media and messaging platforms for advertising, marketing and customer service.

Other top subscription stories include Amazon’s ‘New World’ becoming Steam’s most-played new game of 2021, Chargebee acquires RevLock, expanding its revenue recognition capabilities, and Twitch and the National Music Publishers’ Association finally come to an agreement.

Amazon’s Just-Launched ‘New World’ Is Already Steam’s Most-Played New Game of 2021
Geekwire

Patreon Battles for Creators by Investing in Original Content
Bloomberg Businessweek

Facebook CTO Apologizes for Outage
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