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Weekly Subscription News: Media, Mergers and Money

Featuring Amazon Kids+, Substack, High Times and Quartz

In this week’s subscription news roundup, Amazon Kids+ launches its first original mobile game, Jason Kilar leaves WarnerMedia upon completion of the Discovery Inc.-WarnerMedia merger, and Quartz drops its paywall. Also, scammy Mac apps are forcing users to pay for subscriptions, Substack experiences growing pains, and the News Media Alliance and the Association of Magazine Media agree to a merger.

Amazon Kids+ Subscription Launches First Original Mobile Games
TechCrunch

Scammy Mac Apps Force Users to Pay for Subscription
Engadget

Jason Kilar Leaves WarnerMedia. What Will His Next Move Be?
Tubefilter

Quartz Is Dropping Paywall But Hopes 25K Paying Members Stay for Newsletters
Nieman Lab

News Media Alliance and Association of Magazine Media Agree to Merge
Poynter

Substack’s Growth Spurt Brings Growing Pains
The New York Times

High Times Partners with Ecommerce Platform for Cannabis Delivery
Media Post

Revenue Base Raises $6M for B2B SaaS Services
PYMNTS.com

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