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Sony announces 60-day Music Unlimited trial for new customers, new monthly subscription tier

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CEO Kaz Hirai didn't spend too much time on it during the keynote, but Sony has just announced two new changes to its Music Unlimited service that it no doubt hopes will help it lure in more customers. The first is a 60-day free trial that will be available...
Sony announces 60-day Music Unlimited trial for new customers, new monthly subscription tier
PaperC auctions itself to fund HTML5 textbooks

Kids' iPad Magazine Timbuktu Rethinks Its Tricky In-App Purchasing Model, Releases A More Parent-Friendly App

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Timbuktu, an adorably designed educational and entertainment-focused iPad app for kids, has finally revamped its business model – a model which had previously been a terrible example of how children’s apps too often try to grow their revenue by tricking kids into purchasing in-app content. The company now admits that its virtual allowance mechanism...
Kids' iPad Magazine Timbuktu Rethinks Its Tricky In-App Purchasing Model, Releases A More Parent-Friendly App

Inside Andrew Sullivan's Attempt To Turn The Digital Media Business Model On Its Head

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This January, noted blogger Andrew Sullivan left his perch at The Daily Beast to embark upon a highly visible and seemingly risky enterprise. He took his blog, The Dish, independent and decided to test whether it was possible for the operation to sustain itself entirely through a subscription-based revenue model....
Inside Andrew Sullivan's Attempt To Turn The Digital Media Business Model On Its Head

Erkek Paketi Wants To Be The 'Manpacks Of Turkey' With Subscription Service For Mens Socks, Underwear & More

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Strikingly similar to U.S. startup Manpacks, Turkey’s Erkek Paketi offers a subscription e-commerce service that delivers mens underwear, socks, t-shirts, shaving products and condoms on a monthly, two monthly or three monthly schedule. Like its North American inspiration, it’s tapping into the preconception that men don’t enjoy shopping — at...
Erkek Paketi Wants To Be The 'Manpacks Of Turkey' With Subscription Service For Mens Socks, Underwear & More

Office 365's college edition will be subscription-only

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Microsoft has announced a version of its new Office suite for university students, and one of the most interesting aspects is that it will be sold only through a subscription license. In other words, it won't be possible to buy Office 365 University by paying a flat, one-time fee...
Office 365's college edition will be subscription-only
'The Old Republic' demoing new player-versus-player zone at Gamescom
The Next Attempt To Satisfy Your Cravings For On-Demand Books And Magazines

MLB at Bat 2012 app out for iDevices and Android, brings in-app monthly subscriptions to iOS

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It's that time of year when the hot stove league gives way to spring training, and people start talking less about things like El Hombre's move to LA and more about batting averages and home runs. Thus, MLB has unleashed the MLB At Bat 2012 app to keep you...
MLB at Bat 2012 app out for iDevices and Android, brings in-app monthly subscriptions to iOS

MLB At Bat 2012 now free on all platforms, gets monthly in-app subscriptions on iOS

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Major League Baseball’s MLB At Bat 2012 app launches today on both Android and iOS. The app brings the widely praised franchise back for another season and it has several important changes for baseball lovers. Among these is the fact that it will be one of the first apps outside...
MLB At Bat 2012 now free on all platforms, gets monthly in-app subscriptions on iOS
Microsoft launches $99 Xbox 360 bundle

Bitter Suite: Why it's so hard to squeeze Microsoft Office into my life

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Foiled by storage space! My, how appropriate. Tuesday I signed up for the free trial of the new Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium (wow that’s a mouthful). The newest version of the perennial office applications suite launched yesterday morning, with a new subscription option for consumers, and I figured...
Bitter Suite: Why it's so hard to squeeze Microsoft Office into my life

Nokia introduces subscription option to Music service

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Nokia is introducing an upgrade option to its Music service, with minor service improvements given in exchange for a subscription bringing it in line with premium-tier offerings from other services like Spotify. Nokia Music+ will expand on the existing free Mix Radio service by offering access away from Nokia handsets,...
Nokia introduces subscription option to Music service

LibreOffice kicks it up to version 4.0, promises leaner performance and greater interoperability

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It's been a little over a week since Microsoft unveiled its big Office 2013 suite (along with that Office 365 subscription option) to the world, and right on cue the Document Foundation has released version 4.0 of open source alternative LibreOffice. The latest update promises to be cleaner and...
LibreOffice kicks it up to version 4.0, promises leaner performance and greater interoperability
Spotify to offer family subscription plans

Honest Company Follow’s ShoeDazzle’s Lead and Drops Subscription Requirement

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With ShoeDazzle, Brian Lee has led the recent boom in subscription commerce startups. Now he may be leading the retreat from the category. First ShoeDazzle, the grandfather of subscription commerce, killed its subscription model in March. As of this week, Lee’s other commerce startup, The Honest Company, is following suit....
Honest Company Follow’s ShoeDazzle’s Lead and Drops Subscription Requirement

HBO Nordic to offer internet streaming subscriptions, no cable or satellite service required

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While in the US, requests for an HBO Go subscription option that brings the channel's programming without being tethered to a cable or satellite-TV package go unheeded, HBO revealed today that its Scandinavian offering will do just that. While the HBO Nordic joint venture between HBO and Parsifal International...
HBO Nordic to offer internet streaming subscriptions, no cable or satellite service required
Murdoch’s Daily adds iPhone app: lower price, some free stories
Microsoft may be readying a subscription-based $99 Xbox 360 and Kinect bundle
Netflix stops hating on physical media, DVD-only plans are back

Would You Pay $10 a Month for Hulu?

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Hulu is one step closer to rolling out a premium subscription plan, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. The web video startup is reportedly going to charge users $9.95 a month for access to a larger library of video content than is currently available through its free,...
Would You Pay $10 a Month for Hulu?

BlackBerry updates WebWorks SDK with support for in-app and subscription purchases

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BlackBerry on Wednesday updated the BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK with support for its ourPayment Service, added the Profile Box from its BBM Social Platform, and disabled the pop-up blocker. These features are being added just two weeks after launch, suggesting they didn’t make the internal deadline the company had set...
BlackBerry updates WebWorks SDK with support for in-app and subscription purchases
'MAD' magazine coming to the iPad on April Fool's Day

PlayStation Plus adds monthly subscription option for $10, discounts Music Unlimited to $42

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PlayStation Plus offers do come around every now and then, but Sony has just announced a more permanent addition to the service: the option of a $10 (or 7 euro) monthly membership to supplement the regular 90-day and annual subscriptions. The lack of commitment comes at quite a price,...
PlayStation Plus adds monthly subscription option for $10, discounts Music Unlimited to $42

Amazon's new Prime pricing a move on streaming dominance

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If you're looking for more streaming content in the $7.99-a-month price range, Amazon has quietly added a monthly subscription option to its Prime membership plan. With it, the company takes aim at streaming competitors Netflix and Hulu, which also offer plans in the $7.99 sweet spot. Though Amazon has...
Amazon's new Prime pricing a move on streaming dominance

Microsoft balks at Apple's 30% fee, leaving SkyDrive and apps that integrate with it in the lurch on iOS

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Microsoft and Apple are currently locked in something of a Cold War over the future of SkyDrive in the iOS App Store. Sources close to Microsoft have detailed to TNW a difficult, and perhaps unresolvable situation between the two companies that underscores the difficulty with certain Apple rules concerning its app marketplace, and...
Microsoft balks at Apple's 30% fee, leaving SkyDrive and apps that integrate with it in the lurch on iOS

Apple still trying to negotiate more content for Apple TV

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Apple is reportedly still trying to negotiate additional content partners for its Apple TV device in time for the 2012 holidays. The company is apparently trying to get a streaming TV service in place by Christmas, according to a recent New York Post report, though it seems that content...
Apple still trying to negotiate more content for Apple TV

UPS My Choice shows innovation in action

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When it comes to old, stodgy companies innovating, my favorite examples are UPS and FedEx. The Internet could have been a threat to both companies. Email, scanners, and PDFs have combined to make the lucrative overnight letter business a lot less relevant than it was 20 years ago. FedEx (then...
UPS My Choice shows innovation in action

Australia is investigating why its software and downloads are more expensive than in the U.S.

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The Australian government investigating the price of downloads and software in the country, as it bids to understand why companies like Apple and Microsoft charge Australian customers more. The House of Representatives is finalising the terms of an inquiry that is slated to begin later in the year, The Age...
Australia is investigating why its software and downloads are more expensive than in the U.S.

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Subscriptions Alongside Office 2013, But Macs Still Stuck on Office 2011

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Microsoft today announced the launch of its latest Office software suite, updating its applications for Windows machines to new 2013 versions and launching a new Office 365 subscription option. While the $99-per-year Office 365 option allows for installation on up to five computers, Mac users will continue to receive Office...
Microsoft Launches Office 365 Subscriptions Alongside Office 2013, But Macs Still Stuck on Office 2011
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