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FTC Tackles Hard-to-Cancel Subscriptions

The FTC is tackling subscription services that make it hard to cancel or require users to call in to cancel.

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Ring Is Locking Core Features Behind a Subscription

Just days after getting a new CEO, Ring is angering customers by locking core features behind a subscription service.

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Shopify Evolving Into World’s First Retail Operating System

Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify, discusses how COVID has dramatically sped up the timeline for commerce moving online and has also moved Shopify closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first retail operating system.

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Twitter Blue Is Now Available in More Than 20 Countries

Twitter Blue has undergone a major expansion, with the service now available in more than 20 European countries.

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Florida Could Require Registration for Bloggers Writing About Elected Officials

Florida is raising eyebrows with a bill that would require anyone blogging about the state’s elected officials to register or face fines.

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Move Over Subscription Economy, Usage-Based Billing Is Here

Subscription pricing models may be an unforeseen casualty of the economic downturn, paving the way for usage-based billing.

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Microsoft Edge Is Receiving a Major PDF Upgrade

Microsoft Edge is getting a major upgrade, incorporating Adobe Acrobat PDF capabilities — with one major catch.

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Microsoft Moving Teams Features Behind Teams Premium Subscription

Microsoft is making a major change to Teams, moving some features behind its Teams Premium subscription service.

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Apple Has Paid App Store Developers $320 Billion Since 2008

Apple has released a report on the App Store, revealing the company has paid developers $320 billion.

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BMW Brings Its Feature Subscription Service to the US

BMW is bringing an unpopular service to the US, locking features behind a subscription fee despite vehicles already being equipped with them.

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Amazon Prime Is the Top US Streaming Service

Amazon Prime has pulled off a major win against Netflix, supplanting it as the top streaming service in the US.

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Want Faster Acceleration in Your Mercedes? That Will Cost $1,200 Annually.

Mercedes is the latest automaker to jump on the most deplorable trend in the industry, charging $1,200 annually for faster acceleration.

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Higher Prices Driving Verizon Customers Away

Verizon has the dubious distinction of being the only one of the top three wireless carriers to be losing customers.

Vonage to Pay $100 Million in FTC Settlement

Vonage has agreed to a $100 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for making it difficult for customers to cancel service.

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New Jersey Bill Would Ban Automotive Feature Subscriptions

New Jersey lawmakers are taking aim at automakers that charge customers a subscription to unlock features.

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Netflix Is Back! Company Reports Subscriber Growth Once Again

Netflix is one again reporting subscriber growth, putting investors at ease after the company reported a slump last quarter.

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YouTube Introduces Handles to Make It Easier to Find Creators & Channels

YouTube is making it easier to find channels and creators with unique handles that will identify them.

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YouTube Makes a Play to Poach TikTok Creators

YouTube is ponying up cash in an effort to convince TikTok creators to jump ship to its platform.

Don’t Waste Time on YouTube’s Dislike Button; It Doesn’t Work

YouTube users smashing the “Dislike” button are likely wasting their time, according to new research from Mozilla.

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Twitch’s Biggest Streamers Will Earn Less Under New Terms

Twitch is changing the terms of its deals with top streamers to pay them less than it has been.