Weekly Subscription News: Bitcoin, Backlash and BuzzFeed

Featuring Scroll, Firefox, Shopify, Square and 24 Hour Fitness

In this week’s subscription headlines, Scroll and Mozilla’s Firefox browser team up to bring ad-free news to a wider audience, AT&T offers free premium content, and Lee Enterprises announces pay cuts and furloughs. Also this week, Square says bitcoin engagement in its cash app has grown during a volatile market, 24 Hour Fitness faces backlash from customers who they won’t allow to cancel their memberships, and ‘W’ magazine and BuzzFeed announce cuts in staffing and pay.

Lee Enterprises Announces Pay Cuts and Furloughs
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SiriusXM Makes Howard Stern and Other Top Streaming Subscription Channels Free through May 15
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Square Says Bitcoin Engagement on Cash App Has Grown Amid Market Volatility
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AT&T Offers Subscribers Free HBO, Premium Content Through April
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24 Hour Fitness Faces Backlash for Blocking Membership Cancellations During Pandemic
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‘W’ Magazine Furloughs Staff, BuzzFeed Cuts Pay
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