Weekly Subscription News: Tools, Talks and Ticketed Spaces

Featuring Verizon, The Athletic, Instagram, Twitter and Axel Springer

This week’s subscription news features a mix of monetization tools, acquisition talks for media outlets and Ticketed Spaces, a paid audio product from Twitter who wants a 20% cut. Also in the news this week, Verizon offers free Apple Arcade and Google Play Passes for its unlimited subscribers, WhatsApp sues India’s government to stop the country’s new internet rules and Peet’s Coffee announces a carbon neutral series coffee subscription.

Verizon Offers Free Apple Arcade and Google Play Passes for Unlimited Subscribers
CNBC

The New York Times in Talks to Buy The Athletic
Axios

Instagram Eyes New Monetization Tools Including Subscriptions, NFTs and Creator Fund
Tubefilter

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WhatsApp Sues India’s Government to Stop New Internet Rules
The New York Times

Amazon Confirms Prime Day Will Be in June
CNET

Twitter Previews Ticketed Spaces, a Paid Audio Product for Popular Tweeters
The Verge

Report: Axel Springer in Talks to Buy Axios
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Peet’s Coffee Announced Carbon Neutral Series Coffee Subscription
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