23rd June 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Prime, Bloomberg, e-commerce, Prime Wardrobe, Whole Foods, Yumi
In this week’s subscription digest, we feature Bloomberg’s digital transformation story with their foray into subscriptions. In addition, we feature two big announcements from Amazon and an interesting organic baby food subscription service.
22nd June 2017. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Prime, Echo Look, e-commerce, Jeff Bezos, Prime Wardrobe
After taking on groceries, Amazon now has its sights set on the fashion industry with the Amazon Prime Wardrobe. Keeping in mind Amazon’s history of gradual domination of retail markets, Prime Wardrobe seems to be a step in the right direction. Shashank Venkat with the report
21st June 2017. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Prime, AmazonFresh, e-commerce, Jeff Bezos, Whole Foods
Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods fits neatly with Jeff Bezos’ strategic vision of making Amazon the ‘everything’ store. This latest announcement is in line with Amazon’s unpredictable strategic moves which can take everyone by surprise. Shashank Venkat decodes the e-commerce giant’s latest acquisition and explores its impact on Amazon’s fast growing Prime subscription service.
16th June 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Adobe, Facebook, Netflix, OTT, Paywall
In this week’s subscription weekly digest, we bring you a brand new announcement from Facebook - the tech giant is planning to roll out a paid news subscription feature on its Instant Articles platform. Will Facebook be successful with its new subscription model? Read this and our other top stories this week:
15th June 2017. Posted by Brian Coombs
Filed under: Android, app store, apps, cloud billing, direct carrier billing, IAP, iOS, monetisation, OpenIAB, subscription billing, subscription model
Apps are ubiquitous these days but there is still a lot of confusion about how to bill and pay for goods and services within them, especially on the iOS platform. Brian Coombs takes a look at the problem and solutions available.
12th June 2017. Posted by Dominic Smith
Filed under: Amazon, BT, business models, mobile data, TM Forum, TMFLive
Fierce competition is driving down prices and creating a race to the bottom for mobile data services. How can Telcos turn the tables and transform their fortunes?
9th June 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: GDPR, MealPal, Nintendo
In this week's subscription weekly roundup, we feature another gaming company that has joined the subscription bandwagon. Nintendo’s announcement comes close on the heels of Microsoft Xbox’s foray into the subscription space. Will the subscription model change the gaming industry forever? Read this story and our other top headlines this week:
8th June 2017. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: EU, GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation, privacy, security
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which aims to strengthen data protection and harmonise data regulations in the European Union, will have a significant impact on subscription-based businesses. But are these businesses primed for this milestone regulatory change?
5th June 2017. Posted by Chris Ankers
Filed under: CSP, Customer Experience, IoT, network functions virtualisation
The challenge of supporting the explosion of the Internet of Things has already been set in motion, meaning that Communications Services Providers (CSPs) will have to evolve their existing business models to support these services.
2nd June 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Donald Trump, paywalls, Subscription Box, The Boston Globe, The Economist, UK Elections
In this week's subscription weekly roundup, we feature an interesting story from the White House. It seems that even the President of the United States, Donald Trump, seems to be a fan of the subscription business model as he launched a subscription box for his supporters. Will this spark off a new trend among political parties? Read this story and our other top headlines this week:
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Bloomberg adopts the subscription model
Amazon announces Prime Wardrobe service
What does Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods mean for the Amazon Prime Subscription Bundle?
Facebook to roll out paid news subscription feature
Billing in the App-osphere