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Weekly Subscription News: Payments, Podcasts and Print Editions

Featuring Amazon, Vice, Apple, Parler and City AM

We’re not quite two weeks into the new year, and subscription news continues to make headlines. This week, Amazon is opening up ‘Buy with Prime’ free shipping to more stores, and Axios says that Vice is having a tough time finding a buyer. Also, FlexPay and PYMNTS release a new State of Subscription Business Report, Twitter launches Twitter Blue in Japan, and Parler’s owner laid off 75% of staff, leaving only 20 employees, according to a report.

Amazon Opens up Buy with Prime Free Shipping to More Stores
The Verge

Vice Is Reportedly Having a Tough Time Finding a Buyer and Other Media Trends
Axios

Twitter Launches Twitter Blue Subscription Service in Japan
TechCrunch

FlexPay and PYMNTS Release State of Subscription Business Report
PR Newswire

The ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Bubble Is About to Burst
The Atlantic

Apple Opens up Podcasts Subscriptions to Publishers on Rival Services
Apple Insider

Parler Owner Laid Off 7% of Staff and Has Only 20 Employees Left
Ars Technica

UK’s City AM to End Friday Print Edition as Commuters Stay Home
Press Gazette

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