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Weekly Subscription News: Lawsuits, Subscriptions and Social Media

Featuring Post, Substack, Alexa, News Corp and Twitter

In this week’s subscription news roundup, Post, a Twitter alternative, is betting big on micropayments for news, and the latest data shows that ads drive video revenue, not subscriptions. Also, Substack sees opportunity amid the Twitter chaos, Amazon Alexa is on pace to lose $10 billion this year, and media layoffs spike as fear of a recession grows.

Ads Are the Big Driver or Video Revenues, Not Subscriptions
Insider Intelligence | eMarketer

Post, the Latest Twitter Alternative, Is Betting Big on Micropayments for News
Nieman Lab

Substack Sees an Opportunity in Twitter’s Chaos
Poynter

Amazon Alexa is a ‘Colossal Failure,’ on Pace to Lose $10B This Year
Ars Technica

Big Shareholder Signals Opposition to News Corp-Fox Combination
The Wall Street Journal

Media Layoffs Spike Amid Recession Fears
Axios

CNBC to Test Increases on Its Subscription Prices Next Year
Digiday

Meta and TikTok Sued for Allegedly Violating Texas Social Media ‘Censorship’ Law
Media Post

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