The New York Times announced today that it’s adopting a new growth strategy that involves offering customers lower pricing to access its content.
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Subscription revenue is the new old thing, apparently.
As its $9.8 million funding round shows, Dollar Shave Club’s strategy to help guys save money on razors is paying off.
Online retailer Amazon has signed an agreement to offer select NBCUniversal TV and movie content to members of its Amazon Prime service at no additional cost, the company announced Thursday.
BBC Worldwide launched an iPad app today for its iPlayer streaming media service in 11 Western European countries, with Canada, Australia and the U.S. to follow later this year.
With over 23 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada, Netflix has roughly 25 times more paying customers than competing online video service Hulu. However, Hulu is by far the more dominant streaming service when it comes to social interaction, according to data collected by social media listening firm Mashwork.
Months after Apple’s proposed in-app subscription rules riled up developers by attempting to lock them into its App Store ecosystem, the company has relaxed its stance considerably, MacRumors reports.
Sharing the user name and password of any streaming media account is now considered against the law in Tennessee, according to a web entertainment theft bill signed into law yesterday by state Governor Bill Haslam.
As Apple tries to bring magazine publishers onto its iPad subscription plan, there are signs that the company may be showing an unusual amount of flexibility with its controversial rules.
In a bid to wean online readers from reading the paper’s content for free, the New York Times finally announced its digital subscription plans today, starting at $15 for four weeks of access.
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For developers, it was Apple’s way or the highway. It seems like that highway seems more appealing every day.
Federal regulators are looking once more into Apple’s control over the applications available on the iPhone and iPad, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. This time it’s Apple’s subscription feature for apps (which the company unveiled yesterday) that’s attracting antitrust scrutiny.
Kiosk DVD rental company Redbox will soon launch a subscription-based Internet streaming service, much like Netflix’s streaming video service, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Apple revealed the details of its previously announced subscription feature for applications on the iPad and iPhone today, and there’s been a pretty loud backlash.
News Corp’s The Daily iPad newspaper is the first app to support one-click subscription billing, and Apple’s vice president of interactive services Eddy Cue says that the feature will soon make its way to other apps.
Just as we’ve heard many times over the past few years, Apple is apparently in talks with music labels for a subscription-based iTunes plan that would give customers unlimited access to songs for a fee, the New York Post reports.
The increasingly popular bookmarking and offline article-reading service Instapaper has just rolled out a $1/mo. subscription model. The move could open the door to much-needed experiments with online publishing.