22nd September 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Care by Volvo, Roku, Volvo, Volvo XC40, YouTube
It seems you can subscribe to almost anything these days! In this week’s subscription roundup, we bring you an interesting development from the automobile sector. Swedish multinational Volvo has launched a new compact sports utility (SUV) vehicle along with a new subscription service. Our second story features video-sharing platform YouTube that has also jumped into subscriptions with a brand new service. In addition, we feature…
15th September 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Apple, Apple Music, Apple TV 4K, Google, MoviePass
This week's subscription roundup features MoviePass, a US-based subscription movie ticket service provider, which has witnessed an explosion in subscriber growth after it slashed prices. In other developments from the subscription space, Google has decided to end its ‘first click free’ policy which will be a huge relief for publishers. In addition, we also explore how this year’s iPhone event may give a boost to…
8th September 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Monetisation, Netflix, Postmates, T-Mobile, Unlimited subscription service
In this week's subscription roundup, we explore the role of the cloud in enabling smooth billing solutions for subscription businesses. We also feature T-Mobile’s efforts to stand out in the competitive mobile phone carrier space by offering free Netflix subscriptions. In addition, we also focus on popular US-based delivery startup Postmates’ expansion of its subscription service.
1st September 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Amazon, Amazon Prime, Google, Google Express, Walmart, Whole Foods
This week's subscription roundup features two interesting developments in the retail war currently being fought by Amazon and Walmart. This was the first week of Amazon’s complete takeover of Whole Foods. Our first feature explores the Amazon imprint on Whole Foods in its very first week. The second big development comes from the Walmart stables as the retail giant has entered into a partnership with Google to beat Amazon at its…
29th August 2017. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: Accelerated Mobile Pages, Amazon, Apple, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Facebook, Financial Times, Google, Instant Articles, News, Paywall, Subscription Management, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal
Just like Facebook, Google is also building tools for news publishers that will help them boost subscriptions. Will the efforts taken by these tech platforms give a new lease of life to news media companies? Shashank Venkat finds out
25th August 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Accelerated Mobile Pages, Chrome Enterprise subscription, Enterprise Mobility, Google, Ulysses
In this week’s subscription roundup, we feature two stories from the Google stables. The company has launched a new enterprise subscription service for organisations that want to adopt Chrome OS devices. We also feature a story about Google’s efforts towards building new subscription tools for news publishers. In addition, we feature popular writing app Ulysses’ move to a subscription model.
23rd August 2017. Posted by Saleh Bari
Filed under: AI, Artificial Intelligence, bots, BSSOSS, drones, Facebook, robots, telerobots
The ‘future of telecoms’ blog series continues with this blog that studies the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on BSS. Saleh Bari builds a compelling case for AI and argues that the technology will become the key driver for BSS of the future
21st August 2017. Posted by Shashank Venkat
Filed under: Disney, Netflix, subscription billing, subscription management platform
The gloves are off as Disney’s announcement of a new streaming service puts it in direct competition with Netflix. Will subscription giant Netflix survive the onslaught? Shashank Venkat explores the angles
18th August 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Amazon, Apple, Birchbox, Blue Apron, Cisco, Disney, Dollar Shave Club, Home Chef, Ipsy, Netflix, Recurring Revenue
After Disney’s foray into the video streaming space last week, tech-giant Apple has decided to take the plunge. In this week’s subscription roundup, Apple’s $1 billion investment towards its new video streaming service is our main feature. Our second story is about Cisco’s steady rise with subscriptions. In addition, we feature an interesting article that explores the popularity of subscriptions.
11th August 2017. Posted by News Editor
Filed under: Amazon, Disney, Mark Millar, Marvel, Millarworld, Netflix, Pixar
Everybody anticipated this, but no one was quite sure when Disney will take the plunge. In this week’s subscription roundup, our main feature revolves around Disney’s announcement to launch its own streaming services and the impact it will have on its distribution partners such as Netflix. In addition, we feature two in-house stories covering Netflix’s first acquisition and Amazon’s Australia launch.
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Volvo offers cars on subscription
MoviePass subscriptions at an all-time high after price cut
Cloud billing solutions perfect for subscription services
Amazon-Walmart’s big fight to conquer retail
Are Google and Facebook showing the way forward for news publishers?