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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, …

The New YouTube App Is Actually Pretty Awesome The New YouTube App Is Actually Pretty Awesome

Google announced some big improvements to the YouTube API during I/O that will help Android devices get the most out of the service with smooth, high-quality playback. Those kind of improvements usually result in a new app being released sooner …

Sorry HBO, A Lot Of Cord Cutters Plan To Stay Cut Sorry HBO, A Lot Of Cord Cutters Plan To Stay Cut
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I kind of feel bad directing this at HBO, considering some of the amazing content they’ve pumped out over the last few years, it’s just that the words “cord cutter” engender thoughts of HBO, angry Game of Thrones fans, and …

YouTube Subscriptions May be the Future YouTube Subscriptions May be the Future

Reuters is reporting that YouTube may consider selling subscriptions to viewers sometime in the near future. Speaking at the Reuters Media and Technology Summit, Salar Kamangar, CEO of YouTube and senior vice president of video at Google, said that smaller …

Lenovo Offers No-Contract Mobile Broadband Lenovo Offers No-Contract Mobile Broadband

Lenovo has announced Lenovo Mobile Access, a no-contract mobile broadband service that allows consumers to ditch MiFi subscriptions. All ThinkPad laptops that come with embedded mobile broadband connectivity will also come with Lenovo Mobile Access pre-installed. The service will be …

HBO: Sorry, Cord Cutters, We Don’t Want Your Money…Yet HBO: Sorry, Cord Cutters, We Don’t Want Your Money…Yet
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Yesterday, we told you about a new site called TakeMyMoneyHBO that promoted a simple message: Those of us that don’t have cable subscriptions want to be able to watch HBO programming, and we will gladly pay for it. The site’s …

“Take My Money, HBO” Shows That Plenty Of People Pirate Just Because They Have To “Take My Money, HBO” Shows That Plenty Of People Pirate Just Because They Have To

I’m sure you all remember that amazing comic from The Oatmeal that depicts what happend when the creator decided to watch HBO’s smash series Game of Thrones. With credit card in hand, he took to the interwebs to try and …

In-App Subscriptions Now Available On Google Play In-App Subscriptions Now Available On Google Play

Android has a problem – it can’t monetize itself very well. Some people blame it on the fact that the Android market is severely fragmented while others blame it on Google limiting the amount of options that developers can use …

Time Warner Customers Get HBO Go On Xbox, Roku Time Warner Customers Get HBO Go On Xbox, Roku

Time Warner customers can finally enjoy the multitudes of programming offered by the HBO Go app on multiple devices. Today, the company announced that they’ve opened up access on the Xbox 360, Roku, and Samsung Smart TVs. The HBO Go …

Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier
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There are tons of WordPress blogs out there, many of which you may comment on. While such interaction is always welcome, keeping track of the various discussions you’re engaged in can be difficult. Thanks to a recent WordPress update, this …

Facebook Launches Interest Lists, Hopes To Be Your “Personalized Newspaper” Facebook Launches Interest Lists, Hopes To Be Your “Personalized Newspaper”
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Today, Facebook unveiled a new feature to run alongside Subscriptions and Lists. Interest Lists, according to Facebook, are a “whole new way to keep up with stuff you care about and tidy up your experience.” Interest Lists work like giant …

Amazon Prime Might Not Be As Popular As You Think Amazon Prime Might Not Be As Popular As You Think
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Apparently, Amazon Prime isn’t as popular as many would like to think. Current estimates from analysts have put the amount of Amazon Prime subscribers at 10 million or even more, a figure that would make the program a giant success …

YouTube Taps Tony Hawk, Adds New Sports Channels YouTube Taps Tony Hawk, Adds New Sports Channels

YouTube, in their current quest to make the site more channel-oriented, has announced a new set of channels that deal with an already-popular topic on YouTube – action sports. The four new channels are Alli Sports, Network A, Red Bull …

Free Nook With Purchase of NYT Offer Runs Through March 9th Free Nook With Purchase of NYT Offer Runs Through March 9th

Barnes & Noble has just announced a new promotion that offers big savings on their Nook line of e-readers, but also requires a pretty big commitment to a certain digital publication. If you were looking to purchase a year’s subscription …