digital subscriptions

The New York Times Might Ban Visitors Who Use Ad Blockers

New York Times CEO Mark Thompson did not mince words Tuesday when talking about ad blocking, which has been causing more than a few headaches for publishers.

What You Need to Know About YouTube’s Subscription Service, YouTube Red

YouTube unveiled its long-awaited subscription service today at an event at its YouTube Space in Los Angeles. Dubbed YouTube Red, the advertising-free option will go live one week from today, Oct. 28, across mobile phones, tablets, desktops and connected TVs.Here's what you need to know about the new service:

The New York Times Gets in Bed With Park Hyatt

The newspaper of record is working with a 5-star hotel brand to help make good on the goal of doubling digital revenue from $400 million to $800 million over the next 5 years.

As Ad Blocker Usage Explodes, Can YouTube Win Back Scofflaws With a Subscription Model?

It's not a mystery why YouTube is considering offering an ad-free version of its site to paying subscribers. Thanks to ad blocking software, there already are millions of potential viewers who pay nothing for an ad-free experience, and it makes sense to test whether these digital freeloaders would be willing to pay if they had a subscription-based option.

Leaked Screenshots Reveal Upcoming YouTube Music Service

Images of Google’s long-awaited YouTube music service have surfaced online, signaling that the launch may not be far behind.

Report: Google Will Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Week

Google will introduce paid subscriptions for certain YouTube channels this week, CNET reported. A rumored à la carte service would include up to 50 different YouTube channels, with single-channel subscriptions starting at $1.99 per month.

Press+ Study Finds Digital Subscription Prices Rising, Meters Dropping

Can newspaper publishers shift to a paid online model without giving up traffic and its associated ad revenue? A new release of data from publishing e-commerce platform Press+ suggests they can. 

Politico Is Making Money With Subscriptions

In an era where it has been difficult to get anyone to pay for quality reporting, Politico is finding ways to make some cash.

Facebook Gives Up on Facebook Credits

Facebook has begun phasing out its Credits virtual currency, which users had purchased from the social network to put toward buying everything from FarmVille’s virtual currency to live concerts.

U.K.’s ‘Independent’ Newspaper Introduces Paywall

British newspaper The Independent is to introduce a pay service for non-U.K. readers, The Guardian reports. The Indy is the latest British title to adopt charges for its online service.