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Twitter Is Working on Some Kind of Mysterious Subscription Feature

Twitter may be finally working on a way for you to monetize your shitty tweets without starting a podcast or putting a Cash.me link in your bio—that, or it’s launching a new tier of premium or ad-free accounts. As reported by VentureBeat on Wednesday, the revenue-hungry social network is indeed building some kind of…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Payments, Subscriptions


Spotify's Two-Person Subscription Plan Finally Lands in the U.S.

If you’re addicted to Spotify and haven’t murdered your significant other or roommate during lockdown, good news—the company announced today that it’s launching its $13 Premium Duo plan in the U.S. and 55 other markets.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Subscriptions, This Has Been A Psa, Spotify Premium Duo


Even Image Sensors Are Getting a Subscription and That Sucks

Subscriptions aren’t necessarily anything new when it comes to gadgets. If you’ve invested in a smart home, especially one with cameras, you’re probably familiar with the concept. But over the past two years, it’s become even clearer that companies are viewing subscriptions as the de facto future—and frankly, it sucks.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Consumer Rights, Iot, Subscriptions, Consumer Tech, A Futile Soapbox I Will Keep Ranting From, The End Of Ownership


'Read' 12-Minute Versions of Non-Fiction Books With This App

Have you ever walked through a library or bookstore and felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of books out there that you know you will never have time to read? Us too. While there’s always the chance that works of fiction will be turned into an easily digestible movie or TV series (which is not to say the adaptation…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Reading, Lifehacks, Subscriptions


SoftBank-backed Fair appoints new CEO: Bradley Stewart, ex-CEO of XOJet

Another chapter is opening up for Fair.com, the car subscription startup backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from SoftBank and others: today the company announced that Bradley Stewart, who had been CEO of aviation startup XOJet from 2013 to 2018 (when it was acquired by Vista Global), is joining as CEO. At the same time, Stewart confirmed in an interview that Fair is working on raising another round of funding — size as yet unknown, but including both equity and debt — to push ahead on its...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, WeWork, Subscriptions, Hiring, Fair, Stewart, Brad, Vroom, TPG, Scott Painter, Personnel, Hieber, XOJET


It's Time to Cancel These Travel Subscriptions for Now

Now that we’re all staying home, it’s a great time to save money for future travels. Canceled flights and trips have given some of us extra funds to tuck away, but if you’re still spending money on travel subscriptions, now’s the time to save even more by canceling or pausing whatever you’re not using.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Subscriptions


New Google Play policies to cut down on ‘fleeceware,’ deepfakes, and unnecessary location tracking

Google is today announcing a series of policy changes aimed at eliminating untrustworthy apps from its Android app marketplace, the Google Play store. The changes are meant to give users more control over how their data is used, tighten subscription policies and help prevent deceptive apps and media — including those involving deepfakes — from becoming available on the Google Play Store. Background Location The first of these new policies is focused on the location tracking permissions requested...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Apps, Privacy, Tech, Developers, Android Apps, Play Store, Location, Subscriptions, Facebook Twitter, Play Store Google, Deepfakes


Level Up Your Gaming Arsenal With These 11 Subscription Services and Upgrades

If you prefer to stay inside, you might turn to video games to pass the time. There is just one problem, though—video games get expensive really, really quick. But, there’s a way to mitigate the cost of gaming with various gaming subscription services, allowing you to have access to a wide array of games for a small…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Upgrades, Subscriptions, Subscription Services


Over 30K creators joined Patreon this month, as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Creative professionals whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are flocking to membership platform Patreon in record numbers, the company claims. During the first three weeks of March, more than 30,000 new creators launched on the site — a much larger number than usual. These creators are also acquiring patrons faster than ever and they’re expanding their earnings at a quicker pace, as a result. Creators around the world are being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, often in...
Tags: Crowdfunding, Tech, Italy, Subscriptions, Patreon, Coronavirus, COVID-19, U S U K Canada Germany Australia


Walmart Is Preparing to Launch an Amazon Prime Competitor Called Walmart+

Walmart is gearing up to launch a new membership program called Walmart+, a service that’s reportedly being tailored to compete with Amazon Prime by offering deals and services that a Prime membership doesn’t.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Walmart, Subscriptions


How to Get All of Your Subscriptions Under Control

There’s a subscription for everything, from gaming to streaming to pre-packaged meals. And as convenient as all of these services may be, those “only $5/month” offers can quickly stack up and get out of control. In the video above, I share some of the techniques I use to keep my subscription budget in check.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Budget, Finance, Netflix, Streaming, Lifehacks, Subscriptions


Alamo Drafthouse Just Launched a Subscription Service and Please, Take My Money

My committed film enthusiasts: I have some incredible news to share. The long-awaited Alamo Drafthouse subscription service for all-you-can watch movies has arrived—and if you’re a frequent moviegoer (and can restrain yourself from going nuts on pricey snacks), it could save you a good chunk of change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Subscriptions, Moviepass, Alamo Drafthouse


Extra Crunch Anniversary: 9 lessons from building a media subscription product

Last year we embarked on a mission to democratize information for startups, and today we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of our membership program, Extra Crunch.  Since launching Extra Crunch, we’ve published more than 1,000 articles, onboarded a few new hires, overhauled our technical infrastructure, expanded into five new European countries, made a handful of visual design changes, launched an Extra Crunch stage at Disrupt, performed a lot of price testing, adjusted our editorial s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Media, Tech, E-commerce, Subscriptions, Extra Crunch


For $8-a-Month Google's New Printing Service Will Save Ten of Your Photos From Digital Extinction

If you want your photos to last for generations, you should be printing them out. But finding the time to decide which of your shots are worthy of hard copies can be time-consuming, leading most of us to simply not to. For $8 per month, however, Google Photos is testing a new service that automatically sends you…Read more...
Tags: Google, Photos, Science, Subscriptions, Printing, Google Photos


Amazon Prime has 112 million users in the US

Amazon Prime have reportedly gained 112 million users in the US alone, a good sign for their music services. New estimates from researchers Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shows that they reckon Amazon closed 2019 with 112 million members. They reckon that roughly 65% of shoppers who use Amazon are Prime customers. What this also means is that roughly 112 million people across the US also have paid access to Prime Music. CIRP didn’t report on usage of all of the benefits ...
Tags: Amazon, Music, US, Amazon Prime, Music Streaming, Prime, Membership, Subscriptions, Digital Music News, Members, Amazon Prime Music, CIRP, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners CIRP, Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime Music, Mike Levin


Pandora and SiriusXM bundles could be on the way

SiriusXM and Pandora look to come together to provide your music needs in and out of the car for one discount price. Last February the US’ favourite car-streaming service, SiriusXM, acquired Pandora to make a music streaming powerhouse. Reports say that both services are considering the potential of a music bundle that offers a subscription to both at a discounted price. SiriusXM offers thousands of satellite radio stations and is primarily car-based, though they have since expanded to...
Tags: Amazon, Music, US, Pandora, Music Streaming, Streaming, Bundles, Subscriptions, On-demand, Pandora Media, Digital Music News, Chris Phillips, Radio Stations, Jim Meyer, Satellite Radio, SiriusXM


Is the 'Lyft Pink' Membership Service Worth It?

Getting around can get pricey. And with more ways to do so—ride-hailing, car rentals, scooters, regular bikes, e-assist bikes—well, your attempts at going car free could quickly add up to something that looks like a car payment.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Ridesharing, Ride Hailing, Memberships, Lyft Pink, Lyft Pink Membership Service


This brilliant app waits on hold for you

DoNotPay helps you get out of parking tickets, cancel forgotten subscriptions, and now it can call you when it’s your turn in a customer service phone queue. The app today is launching “Skip Waiting On Hold”. Just type in the company you need to talk to, and DoNotPay calls for you using tricks to get a human on the line quick. Then it calls you back and connects you to the agent so you never have to listen to that annoying hold music. And in case the company tries to jerk you around or screw ...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Putin, Finance, Government, US, Tech, Customer Service, Comcast, DMV, Moscow, Andreessen Horowitz


This app waits on hold for you

DoNotPay helps you get out of parking tickets, cancel forgotten subscriptions, and now it can call you when it’s your turn in a customer service phone queue. The app today is launching “Skip Waiting On Hold”. Just type in the company you need to talk to, and DoNotPay calls for you using tricks to get a human on the line quick. Then it calls you back and connects you to the agent so you never have to listen to that annoying hold music. And in case the company tries to jerk you around or screw ...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Putin, Finance, Government, US, Tech, Customer Service, Comcast, DMV, Moscow, Andreessen Horowitz


A media super-bundle could let Apple dominate the streaming world

An all-encompassing media subscription plan could reshape the streaming world in Apple's favor, but can the company pull it off if music labels won't play along?
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Apple TV, Home Theater, Bundles, Subscriptions, Apple Music, Streaming Media


Subscription fatigue hasn’t hit yet

U.S. consumers are still embracing subscriptions. More than a third (34%) of Americans say they believe they’ll increase the number of subscription services they use over the next two years, according to a new report from eMarketer. This is following an increase to 3 subscription services on average, up from 2.4 services five years ago. The report cited data from subscription platform Zuora and The Harris Poll in making these determinations. The study also debunks the idea that we’ve reached a p...
Tags: Apple, Media, Digital, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Blue Apron, Services, Subscriptions, Ipsy, Apple News, Subscription Service, Emarketer, Zuora, NPD Group


Adobe panics, knocks off 40% off “All Apps” CC annual package for a limited time

Adobe’s been getting a lot of press lately. Some good, but mostly bad. It’s caused a lot of people to become very upset, particularly people on Twitter who don’t understand what the word “subscription” means and think they’re still buying a perpetual license. Regardless, it’s bound to have lost Adobe a few subscribers. To help […] The post Adobe panics, knocks off 40% off “All Apps” CC annual package for a limited time appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Sale, Subscriptions, Creative Cloud, Discount


Adobe Is Screwing With Its Cheapest Software Plan In the Scummiest Way

When Adobe switched from a flat price for its software products and updates to a subscription model a few years ago, many worried it could be used to discreetly introduce dramatic price increases down the road. Adobe claimed this wouldn’t be the case, but this week some users discovered that the cheapest Creative…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Science, Adobe, Photoshop, Software, Subscriptions, Creative Cloud, Lightroom


Don't Forget to Cancel Apple News+

Apple News+ launched on March 25, which means that people who immediately signed up for a free trial are about to get their first monthly bill for $10. Are you one of these people? Did you forget that you even signed up for Apple News+ because you never use it? Even if you didn’t forget, now is a great time to think…Read more...
Tags: Science, Subscriptions, Apple News, Don, Apple Services, Apple News Plus


Report: Apple May Spend Over Half a Billion on Its Subscription Game Service

Sources say Apple is spending hundreds of millions of dollars, and may exceed half a billion dollars in total funding, for its upcoming Arcade game subscription service, the Financial Times reported this weekend.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Subscriptions, Financial Times, Apple Arcade


Streaming accounted for nearly half of music revenues worldwide in 2018

The scales are about to tip in favor of streaming music becoming the number one driver of global recorded music revenues – a shift that appears to be on track for sometime this year. According to a new industry report, global recorded music revenues jumped 9.7 percent in 2018 to reach $19.1 billion – up from $17.4 billion in 2017. Streaming music revenues, in particular, now account for nearly half (47%) of global revenue, thanks to a sizable 32.9 percent jump in paid streaming last year. This b...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Music, Japan, Media, Australia, Tech, Music Industry, Vinyl, Streaming, Streaming Music, North America, Subscriptions, Latin America, Streaming Services, Streaming Media


Oh God, Sinemia Has a New 'Unlimited' Movie Plan [Updated]

Movie-theater subscription service Sinemia just announced a new “unlimited” plan for $15/month. You can only see one movie a day, but you can see it at any theater at any time. Update 3/29/19 4:25 p.m.: Sinemia tells Lifehacker there are no blackouts on particular movies—a common problem with competitor MoviePass. On…Read more...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Theaters, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Sinemia, Movie Pass


Oh God, Sinemia Has a New 'Unlimited' Movie Plan

Movie-theater subscription service Sinemia just announced a new “unlimited” plan for $15/month. You can only see one movie a day, but you can see it at any theater at any time. (There’s no mention of blackout dates; we’ve asked the company for a clarification.) On its own, that sounds like a good deal—see two movies a…Read more...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Theaters, Lifehacks, Subscriptions, Sinemia, Movie Pass


Amazon Music are growing quicker than any other streaming service

While Spotify and Apple Music continue their world domination it’s another music streaming service that is growing quicker than any other. New trends analysis from eMarketer suggests that Amazon will be the fastest growing music service in the US this year. They reckon that Amazon Music’s growth will continue it’s trend through to 2023. Amazon Music will cross 35 million monthly users reports eMarketer at a growth of 17.7% year-on-year. They say that this growth will outstrip the growth...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, US, Amazon Prime, Pandora, Streaming, Prime, Subscriptions, Growth, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Emarketer, Music Stores, Nicole Perrin


Spotify Is Testing a New Two-Person Subscription Plan

Good news for couples and roomies who don’t hate each other—Spotify is testing a new subscription plan called Premium Duo for two-person households. It’ll go for €12.49 per month, or whatever the equivalent is in local markets, and offers some new playlist features along with it.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Streaming, Streaming Music, Subscriptions, You Got Subscription Fatigue Yet