Items tagged with subscriptions

For those who celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, this is the time of year to reflect and give thanks for your good fortune, whether it be friends and family, or actual fortune like pirate gold and a winning lottery ticket. In a blog post this week, Spotify said it had 2.5 million reasons to be thankful (and wisely chose not to list each one individually). "This week is Thanksgiving in the U.S. And we've got our own reasons to give thanks too," Spotify said. "Fanfare! Drum roll! Yes, we're excited to announce that we've now welcomed 2.5 million paying subscribers to the service." That boils down... Read more...
Following the recent release of News Corp.'s "The Daily" app, Apple today made official a new subscription service available to all publishers of content-based apps on the App Store. This includes magazines, newspapers, video, music, and more. Apple says subscriptions will be sold using the same App Store billing system already in place, providing a seamless transition to a new way of doing business. "Our philosophy is simple — when Apple brings a new subscriber to the app, Apple earns a 30 percent share; when the publisher brings an existing or new subscriber to the app, the publisher keeps... Read more...
Mobile phone penetration has been steadily increasing worldwide for many years, so much so in fact, that recent data suggests there will be more than 5 billion wireless subscriptions by the end of this year. Wow, that’s a ton of Razrs. Another interesting tid-bit—the average age an American receives his or her first cell phone is 8. There are many more wild details listed in this infographic from the Cell Phones Blog. Be sure to check out the section on SAR, or specific absorption rate. Embed this Image on Your Site: [Via: Cell Phones Blog]... Read more...
We Just got word from Dell that the company is planning to offer a free subscription to a theft protection service to XPS owners... Sticky-fingered PC pilferers take note: Dell is the first notebook supplier to offer a complimentary one year subscription to theft protection service on select notebook computers. Notebook computers are venturing farther from home and office, and are facing a greater risk for theft. Whether it's a sleek and light ultraportable that's easy to carry everywhere or a power-house gaming notebook that makes the rounds at LAN parties, mobile users want to use their notebooks... Read more...