MoviePass may still be trying to figure out how to make a movie ticket subscription service financially viable, but it can be credited for at least correctly identifying consumer demand for such a thing. There’s now a market for movie tickets by subscription from it as well as rivals like Sinemia, AMC Stubs A-List, Cinemark […]View More Atom Tickets to challenge MoviePass with a subscription ticket platform for theaters
Apple News is getting into the subscription business.
At Monday’s Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, the company announced a new subscription service called Apple News Plus (or, Apple News+).
Tim Cook positioned the service as a way to get access to magazines — as opposed to just articles from news outlets — with just one subscription. Pay $9.99 a month and you’ll get access to over 300 magazines covering topics like entertainment, news, fashion, and more.
“I miss the feeling of being at the newsstand,” Tim Cook said, seemingly forgetting that Apple devices helped make buying physical magazines obsolete. Read more…View More Apple announces news subscription service, Apple News+
National Puppy Day is here and it’s about time you celebrate “man’s best friend” with this deal from BarkBox. When you sign up for a 6-month or 12-month subscription, you can get your first box for just $10, which is a savings of up to $15 (depending on the plan.)
BarkBox is a subscription box service that allows you to spoil your dog. Once a month, the company will send you toys, snacks, costumes, and other doggie treats for your dog to enjoy.View More It’s National Puppy Day and BarkBox is just $10 for your dog’s first box
The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re […]View More TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day session event on the future of transportation
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fifth edition of our newsletter and we love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Catch up here, here and here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow […]View More Transportation Weekly: Waymo unleashes laser bear, Bird spreads its wings, Lyft tightens its belt
The Los Angeles-based video gaming clipping service, Medal, has made its first acquisition as it rolls out new features to its user base. The company has acquired the Discord -based donations and payments service Donate Bot to enable direct payments and other types of transactions directly on its site. Now, the company is rolling out […]View More The gaming clips service, Medal has bought Donate Bot for direct donations, and payments
Imitation is the sincerest form of petty theft.
Facebook invited some page owners to try out its Fan Subscription service Monday night, a new feature that directly competes with Patreon. But the terms of the agreement and Facebook’s history with page…
Roku plans to be a billion-dollar company in 2019, the company said on Thursday as part of its announcement of strong earnings. The company beat analyst estimates and reported strong growth in active users and streaming hours with earnings of $0.05 per share, compared with the $0.03 analysts had estimated, and revenues of $276 million, […]View More Roku on track for $1 billion in revenue in 2019
Picture this: You just got home, it’s been dark since 5 p.m., and you’re ordering Uber Eats (again) because the grocery store requires energy that you don’t have. Sound familiar?
I mean, it’s only something most of us experience every day from November to February.
With HelloFresh, cooking requires minimal effort — and they’re offering $20 off of your first three boxes as a Valentine’s Day treat. (*Hint date night idea hint.*)
We know that cooking every night can seem like a big undertaking — but when pre-measured ingredients for meals you chose are ready and waiting at your door, a giant chunk of the “ugh” disappears. Read more…View More Too tired to figure out dinner? This HelloFresh deal gets you $20 off your first three boxes
Today’s news that the (failing?) New York Times reported net income of $55.2 million, after losses a year earlier — and that its digital business raked in $709 million — is just one indicator that some of the nation’s oldest media properties are finally crossing the bridge into the 21st century. The Times managed to turn […]View More Profits at The New York Times show media dinosaurs are ruling the internet
Don’t let the corny marketing fool you — Valentine’s Day is about much more than mushy romantic love.
BarkBox wants help you celebrate the puppy love in your life (after all, your dog is the one who keeps you and your bottle of wine company when the romance thing gets ruff). When you sign up between now and Feb. 14, new subscribers can get their first month for $5 in the form of a limited edition Valentine’s Day box.
This holiday BarkBox is so on theme, it hurts: It’s filled with chewable boxers, a plush rose, squeak-hearts (get it?), and a heart filled with “chocolate” tennis balls that, unlike pot edibles, won’t hurt your good boy. Just buy the human versions of the stuff for yourself and you’ve got a makeshift date night that’s way comfier than an awkward Tinder date. Read more…View More Get your first BarkBox for $5 with this Valentine’s Day deal — because puppy love is the best type of love
Toyota has officially launched Kinto, a company first revealed late last year that will manage a car subscription program and other mobility services in Japan, including the sale and purchase of used vehicles as well as automotive repair and inspection. Kinto is jointly funded by Toyota Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, and Sumitomo Mitsui […]View More Toyota’s new car subscription company Kinto is gamifying driving behavior