subscription economy

  • How Prince and Bowie started streaming music services Crunch Network

    How Prince and Bowie started streaming music services

    In the wake of Prince’s untimely death, more and more stories have been revealed about his secret life of good works: anonymous checks, civil rights activism, charity concerts, etc. But I’d like to talk about something else — the NPG Music Club, an online subscription music club founded on Valentine’s Day 2001 as a virtual love letter to Prince’s many fans. Read More

  • Zuora update lets customers mix and match revenue models

    Zuora update lets customers mix and match revenue models

    Zuora has always been a bit ahead of the curve when it comes to the subscription economy. Company founder Tien Tzuo recognized something in 2008 when he left a comfortable job at Salesforce to launch a new company. The world was about to change dramatically with a huge influx of cloud services, and it needed a platform for tracking the new way companies recognized revenue. Until the advent… Read More

  • IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing Crunch Network

    IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing

    The ties that bind consumers to brands are growing stronger. At the same time, however, they are fading into the background, thanks to the Internet of Things. Today, a slew of devices, from refrigerators to thermostats, are connecting to the Internet. Soon, the signals from those devices will automate thousands of purchases consumers make. Read More

  • Zuora $115M Investment Round Validates Subscription Approach

    Zuora $115M Investment Round Validates Subscription Approach

    Zuora, the company that helps customers manage their subscription models, today announced a massive $115M funding round involving not just Silicon Valley venture capitalists, but also public market investors. Those public market names include Wellington Management Company LLP and Blackrock Inc, as well as Premji and Passport Capital. Existing investors Benchmark Capital, Greylock Partners… Read More

  • Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy

    Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy

    Zoho.com has been delivering online applications since 2005. That’s long before most of us were calling it the cloud, and today it has over 30 applications, most of which to this point have been aimed at the front office with applications such as an office suite, email, CRM and project management. But Zoho.com wants to begin focusing on the back office more –and today… Read More

  • Scout, Zuora Partnership Could Help Subscription-Based Businesses Soar

    Scout, Zuora Partnership Could Help Subscription-Based Businesses Soar

    Scout by ServiceSource, a company that helps customers maximize subscription revenue, announced a partnership today with Zuora, the subscription billing service. It’s seemingly a sensible partnership in a growing subscription economy. The fruit of their collaboration is a product called Scout Link for Zuora, which enables companies to combine Zuora billing information with… Read More

  • Zuora Lands $50M From Next World, Paul Allen, Marc Benioff & More To Help Fuel The Rise Of The Subscription Economy

    Zuora Lands $50M From Next World, Paul Allen, Marc Benioff & More To Help Fuel The Rise Of The Subscription Economy

    Over the last few years, Startup Land has played home to the dramatic re-emergence of a tried-and-true, familiar model: Subscription commerce. The rise of smartphones, tablets, “The Cloud,” Big Data and the steady maturation of digital marketplaces and distribution channels has fundamentally changed the way we shop, socialize and do business. As a result, businesses are… Read More