Most subscription mobile apps don’t make money, new report shows

Investors know that most startups fail, but something that may be less understood is how few mobile apps actually make money. According to a new analysis of the subscription app economy from mobile su

Target to launch its own version of Amazon Prime, starting at $49/year

During Target’s investor event on Tuesday, the retail giant announced it is launching a paid membership program, Target Circle 360, on April 7 to compete with rivals Amazon and Walmart. The subscrip

Snapchat+ keeps growing as net revenue tops $20M for first time

Snapchat’s premium subscription is showing no signs of slowing growth as it comes off its best month ever, in terms of in-app revenue, new data indicates. As it turns out, many of Snapchat&#8217

Spotify puts restrictions on its free tier in India to attract more paid users

Spotify is restricting features for the free tier users in India in an attempt to garner more paid users in the country. These limits, coming years after the streaming service was launched in India in

Snapchat now has over 5M paying users for Snapchat+

Snapchat announced today its subscription service for power users, Snapchat+, has now topped 5 million subscribers.

Apple Podcasts gain new creator tools, including Subscription Analytics and Linkfire integration

Apple announced today several new updates to its podcast creator tools, including, most notably, the addition of Subscription Analytics within Apple Podcasts Connect — the dashboard where podcas

Spotify will reportedly launch hi-fi audio through a costlier premium subscription

A couple of years after its original announcement, Spotify will finally launch its hi-fi tier with lossless music streaming through a “Supremium” plan later this year, which might cost mor

ByteDance is making its music streaming service Resso premium-only

Three years after first launching the music streaming app Resso in India, ByteDance is making it a paid-only service. The company notified users on the app and website saying that “Resso will up

Twitter introduces 10,000-character-long tweets for Blue subscribers

Twitter has introduced a new feature that will let Blue subscribers post 10,000-character-long posts — as if the social network is trying to compete with a rival newsletter platform. Twitter has als

Here’s how every social media company is adopting subscriptions

For the longest time, social media companies have relied on the fact that their service is “free” to use. All these companies banked on showing ads and getting some user data in return to

As Apple’s App Store expands price points options, RevenueCat rolls out A/B price testing tools

Just a day after Apple announced a revamp of its App Store pricing policy to introduce 700 new price points, subscription platform RevenueCat is rolling out a new feature that will allow developers to

How companies can slash ballooning SaaS costs

SaaS costs are rising, particularly for enterprise customers with lots of licenses. But there's ways to combat the climb.

Ordergroove picks up $100M to grow e-commerce subscriptions as a service

Amazon has mastered the concept of subscriptions in e-commerce. Prime-based memberships, and the ability to set up recurring purchases for everyday items, have been central to how it drums up repeat b

YouTube ends the test asking users to get a premium subscription to watch 4K videos

Earlier this month, YouTube ran an experiment where it asked some free users to upgrade to a premium account to watch videos in 4K resolution. The company has now ended this test — probably because

Pixelmator Photo is coming to Mac with a new subscription-based model

The longtime iOS and iPadOS image editing application Pixelmator Photo, a companion to the popular Pixelmator Pro, is embracing subscriptions as it heads to the Mac. Previously the app was available f

Daily Crunch: Meta backs SMB e-commerce app launched by former Facebook engineering manager

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Snap says Snapchat+ now has 1 million subscribers, introduces new features

Snap said today that the company’s paid subscription plan Snapchat+, which launched in June, now has more than 1 million users across the globe. The firm also introduced new features like priori

Peloton is increasing its subscription fees starting June 1

Peloton announced today that it’s increasing the price of its subscription fees in the United States and Canada. Starting June 1, the cost of the company’s all-access plan is increasing fr

DoorDash launches a discounted ‘DashPass’ subscription plan for college students

DoorDash is introducing a new subscription plan for college students called “DashPass for Students,” the company announced on Monday. The membership costs $4.99 per month, which is half th

Subscript wants to rid the world of subscription revenue metric spreadsheets

Subscript develops APIs that grab data from various areas and organizes it so the data is not only easy to find, but provides up-to-date subscription revenue metrics.
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