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Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29 Million This Year Streaming Music Subscribers to Reach 29 Million This Year

Though they had a rough beginning and much opposition from big music labels, streaming music platforms are now finally taking off in a big way. Analyst firm ABI Research today estimated that worldwide subscriptions for on-demand music streaming will reach …

YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere on the Web YouTube Now Lets You Add a Subscribe Button Anywhere on the Web
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In order to promote channel subscriptions (and to make it easier for channel owners to gain more subscribers), YouTube has just launched a subscribe button that’s embeddable on any site on the web. “The YouTube Subscribe Button lets you add …

Rdio Makes First Move into Asia, Now Available in 31 Countries Rdio Makes First Move into Asia, Now Available in 31 Countries

Subscription-based streaming music company Rdio has just announced an expansion that will see it move into 7 new countries. Starting today, Rdio will be available in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland. This marks the …

YouTube Paid Channels Are Here, Start At $0.99 A Month YouTube Paid Channels Are Here, Start At $0.99 A Month

Earlier this week, it was rumored that YouTube would roll out the oft-rumored paid channel subscriptions this week. That rumor was right on the money. YouTube announced today that it’s launching a pilot program that sees a number of its …

YouTube Subscription Fees May Soon Be A Reality YouTube Subscription Fees May Soon Be A Reality
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Are YouTube subscription fees almost upon us? A recent report suggests that the oft rumored feature is soon to be announced. The Daily Mail reports that Google will introduce a YouTube subscription fee this week. The new initiative will allow …

Warner Archive Instant Offers Classic Films and TV Shows for $9.99 a Month Warner Archive Instant Offers Classic Films and TV Shows for $9.99 a Month

If you have room in your budget and are looking to add another streaming service to your options, Warner Archive Instant has launched out of beta and is offering a two week free trial. Warner Archive Instant is a much …

HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe. HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe.

There is a lot of awesome content coming from HBO. The venerable premium cable network has produced some of the best shows to ever grace the small screen (The Wire, The Sopranos), and currently produces some of the most interesting …

Spotify Adds 1 Million Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months Spotify Adds 1 Million Paid Subscriptions in Just 3 Months
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Spotify has tacked on a million paid users just a little over three months. That’s the word from SXSW, where the company has announced that they can now boast 6 million paid subscribers. Back in December, Spotify announced that their …

Facebook Could Let Users Pay to Remove Ads, Customize Profile According to Patent Facebook Could Let Users Pay to Remove Ads, Customize Profile According to Patent
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A patent application from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggests that he, at some point, at least toyed with the idea of introducing a “paid profile” model that would allow users to customize what shows up on their profiles and, more …

YouTube May Soon Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions [REPORT] YouTube May Soon Launch Paid Channel Subscriptions [REPORT]
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Over a year ago, YouTube started a big push toward making the site more channel-centric. Not only did they facilitate the launch of a bunch of new original content channels across all types of categories (sports, automotive, comedy, etc.), but …

Cordcutting on the Rise? Cable Subscriptions Projected to Shrink Over the Next Few Years Cordcutting on the Rise? Cable Subscriptions Projected to Shrink Over the Next Few Years
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As television and film streaming options continue to expand, people are finding it easier to get the content they want without paying for cable or premium services like HBO. The movement to ditch cable and move to online-only media sources …

The Secret World MMO Goes Free-To-Play
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Yet another MMO released with a subscription model has gone free-to-play. Today, Funcom announced that The Secret World has broken Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s record for fastest subscription to free-to-play switch. Subscriptions for the modern day, Lovecraftian, conspiracy theory-laden …

Spotify Gained Two Million Paid Subscriptions This Year Spotify Gained Two Million Paid Subscriptions This Year
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Music streaming service Spotify has just announced its current user stats, and they show that the company has increased its paid user base by two million this year alone. According to Spotify, it can now boast 5 million paid subscriptions …

Facebook: Out with “Subscribing,” in with “Following” Facebook: Out with “Subscribing,” in with “Following”
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Apparently, Facebook wasn’t happy with the adoption of their “subscribe” feature, which allows users to subscribe to the updates of public figures (and non-celebs, to a certain extent, if they have the option enabled). For those of you who subscribe …

Amazon Ends Monthly Pricing Option for Amazon Prime Amazon Ends Monthly Pricing Option for Amazon Prime
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In a move that suggested that Amazon was looking to more-directly compete with other monthly-charged streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu, the company recently unveiled a new pricing option for their Amazon Prime service. Some users were seeing an …

Android Developers Can Now Offer Free Trials For Subscriptions On Google Play Android Developers Can Now Offer Free Trials For Subscriptions On Google Play

Android developers are presented with a number of ways to monetize their content on the Google Play store. One of the more prominent methods is through the use of subscriptions. In essence, a player pays a monthly fee for a …

Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service Spotify Generates Just Enough Profit from Subscriptions to Pay for Free Service

Spotify’s business model is pretty simple: Offer a large (and sometimes fully unrestricted) free streaming service to users, and support that partially with ads. The hope is that enough users will want to pay the monthly subscription in order to …

Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT] Spotify Is on Its Way to Canada, Asia, and More [REPORT]
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Attention Canadians: Popular streaming music subscription service Spotify may be coming to your country soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company unveiled these plans in their annual accounts, which were just published. In the account filings, Spotify declared …

Facebook Games Can Now Take Your Money At A Monthly Rate Facebook Games Can Now Take Your Money At A Monthly Rate

Sometime ago, Facebook announced that they would be playing around with the idea of in-app subscriptions. It’s an easy way to receive continued sales from players who would rather pay a set amount per month instead of shilling a few …

SiriusXM Subscribers Can Now Access Content On Demand SiriusXM Subscribers Can Now Access Content On Demand

SiriusXM is making a huge move to allow their subscribers access to programming at their convenience. Today, the company announced SiriusXM On Demand for web and iOS. With SiriusXM On Demand, subscribers immediately get access to over 200 shows, or …

Facebook Testing Subscribe Button For Pages Facebook Testing Subscribe Button For Pages

Back in 2011, Facebook launched the Subscribe button, which allowed users to sign up to receive updates from other users’ updates – either all of them, most of them, or only the important ones. Users can Subscribe to their friends, …