Weekly Subscription News: Pinterest, Paywalls and Predators

Featuring Roku, YouTube, Lyft, Uber and IAB Europe

Weekly Subscription News: Pinterest

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In this week’s subscription headlines, YouTube is proactively blocking ads on videos most likely to get predatory comments, Pinterest files confidentially for an IPO and Roku is on track to get to $1 billion in revenue this year. Also, Boston Globe Online saw subscriptions grow at the end of 2018, Lyft is moving toward an IPO, hoping to beat rival Uber, and Texas Monthly puts up a paywall.

YouTube is Proactively Blocking Ads on Videos Prone to Predatory Comments

Boston Globe Online Subscriptions Surge at End of 2018
Boston Business Journal

Lyft to File for IPO in early April, Beating Rival Uber
The New York Times

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Roku on Track for $1 Billion in Revenue in 2019

Pinterest Files Confidentially for IPO
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Texas Monthly Puts up a Paywall
Texas Monthly

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