Meta Verified arrives in India, now honors ‘legacy’ verified badges
Meta Verified, the Facebook and Instagram owner’s recently launched paid verification system, is expanding to India, the company announced today via post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his Instagra
Snapchat+ subscription now has more than 3 million users
Snap said today that its Snapchat+ paid plan has more than 3 million users. At its Snap Partner Summit event, the company added that in the coming days, Verizon users will have the option to buy Snapc
Smartrr bags $10M for its customer experience approach to e-commerce subscriptions
With Smartrr, brands can create recurring sales on their website by offering advanced subscription offerings like a monthly box, digital subscription or membership.
Telegram confirms it’ll launch a premium sub this month
Free messaging app Telegram is getting into the subscription game. Founder Pavel Durov confirmed today a paid offering is coming later this month which will go above and beyond the current free experi
informed., you want to be? Trio of European media veterans take on the problem of news economics
News is vital to society, but it’s also incredibly expensive to produce. As ad rates have suffered across the industry (minus a positive blip this summer), publishers have increasingly turned to pay
LinkedIn is the reason Apple made the M1 chip
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was good fun not only because we had the whole team toget
Walmart+ launches Sept 15, offering same-day delivery, gas discounts and cashierless checkout for $98/yr
Walmart today officially unveiled its new membership service and Amazon Prime rival, which it’s calling “Walmart+.” The $98 per year service will combine free, unlimited same-day del
The Dipp, a subscription-only entertainment news startup, is springing to life despite the pandemic
There is no shortage of coverage about the sprawling entertainment industry. There is a shortage of coverage for die-hard fans of reality TV shows, according to Kate Ward and Lindsay Mannering. That o
Second Nature raises $16.4M for ‘healthy home’ subscription products like air and water filters
After a confusing trip to the store to purchase an air filter back in 2012, two N.C. State University students, Thad Tarkington and Kevin Barry, came up with the idea to make this routine home mainten
Apple Card users will be able to finance iPhone purchases for 24 months, interest-free
It’s not quite an “Apple Prime” subscription, but it’s compelling. Apple on Wednesday announced plans for a new program that will allow Apple Card users to finance their iPhone
First mover advantage: Does it matter in startup fundraising?
We know the world of startup funding is competitive. I’ve analyzed how founders can optimize their pitch decks and the best times of year for fundraising to get the most attention from investors.
Nike launches a subscription service for kids’ shoes, Nike Adventure Club
Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Nike today officially announced its entry into the subscription service market with the launch of a “sneaker club” for kids called Nike Adventure
Is your time worth more than $0.30 an hour?
Most of us believe our time is extremely valuable, certainly worth more than 30 cents. But then you read about human decision-making, and you have to wonder what goes through people’s heads. This ti
Lyft’s $299 subscription plan is launching to the masses
Lyft has been testing versions of an all-access monthly subscription plan since March. Now, it’s ready to make it available to everyone in the U.S. Starting today, U.S.-based riders can sign u
Postmates Unlimited lowers minimum order size for free delivery
On the heels of a $300 million funding round valued at $1.2 billion, Postmates is making its Unlimited monthly subscription product a bit more economical. Postmates Unlimited, which costs $9.99 per mo
AMC’s MoviePass competitor hits 380K users in 3 months, will increase US attendance
As MoviePass flounders and runs out of cash, AMC’s competitive offering, AMC Stubs A-List, is scaling up quickly. The theater chain announced this morning the service is growing faster than anti
Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S.
Amazon today publicly launched a new perk for Prime members with young children, with the broad release of the new subscription-based “Prime Book Box” service. The $22.99 per box offering
Ipsy’s new subscription delivers full-size beauty products, not samples
Ipsy, the beauty box subscription service and e-commerce site founded in 2011 by YouTube creator Michelle Phan, is expanding its business beyond sample-sized products. The company today is debuting a
Patreon buys Memberful but keeps it indie as patronage consolidates
Patreon is forming a patronage empire. Today it acquired white-labeled subscription membership platform Memberful, which lets creators sell exclusive access to content through their own site instead o
MoviePass introduces surge pricing for the summer
Starting in July, you might have to pay a little extra to see the newest blockbusters when using MoviePass. The movie subscription service has plans to instate surge pricing for non-annual subscribers