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Weekly Subscription News: TV Apps, Ad Revenue and, Automated Sales Tax Tools
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Kathleen Greenler Sexton --- Subscription Expert Kathleen Greenler Sexton --- Subscription Expert
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

 

In this week’s subscription headlines, Telegraph is having success with digital subscriptions, surpassing 600K; YouTube makes $6 billion in ad revenue the last quarter (yes, Billion with a B); and Facebook’s ad business surges as well. Also this week, Stripe acquires TaxJar to add cloud-based, automated sales tax tools to its platform, Snapchat’s Spotlight – a TikTok competitor – has 125 million monthly active users, and NPR will offer paid podcast subscriptions soon.

Telegraph Sees Profits Rise as Digital Subscribers Surpass 600,000
The Drum

YouTube Clocked $6 Billion in Ad Revenue Last Quarter, a 49% Increase
Tubefilter

Facebook’s Ad Business Drives Surge in Revenue
The Wall Street Journal

Stripe Acquires TaxJar to Add Cloud-Based, Automated Sales Tax Tools to Platform
TechCrunch

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