Subscription Affliction – Everything is $10/month

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It seems like every business is now charging a monthly subscription, but, if done right, that’s not always a bad thing.

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Music is by Varsity Star: https://varsitystar.bandcamp.com/releases
and the Varsity Star Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/varsitystarmusic/

Blendle is a micropayment platform for articles/news mentioned: https://blendle.com
and Inkl is the subscription platform for articles/news mentioned: https://www.inkl.com

Furniture Subscription mentioned: https://www.livefeather.com

Above Avalon on its subscription model: https://www.aboveavalon.com/notes/2018/5/23/above-avalon-subscriptions-turn-three

Subscription Hell article that was on screen: https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/06/subscription-hell/

Ulysses App: https://ulyssesapp.com
Autodesk: https://www.autodesk.com

Change.org Petition for Adobe: https://www.change.org/p/adobe-systems-incorporated-eliminate-the-mandatory-creative-cloud-subscription-model

Great indie apps mentioned:
Drafts 5 http://getdrafts.com
Sleep++ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleep/id1038440371?mt=8
Overcast: https://overcast.fm
BestPhotos: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bestphotos/id1168605247?mt=8
Threes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/threes/id779157948?mt=8
PCalc: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/threes/id779157948?mt=8 (bananas included)

Candy Crush Trademark: http://thegatewayonline.com/law/commercial-awareness/explaining-the-candy-crush-trademark-saga

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday: https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Me-Lying-Confessions-Manipulator/dp/1591846285

New News Companies:
Blendle: https://blendle.com
Inkl: https://www.inkl.com

Indie, Niche & High-Quality Sites:
Above Avalon: https://www.aboveavalon.com
Kottke: https://kottke.org
MacStories: https://www.macstories.net

Sketch App: https://www.sketchapp.com
Setapp: https://setapp.com
Spotify/Hulu Student Subscription: https://www.spotify.com/is/student/

BoneBox: https://skullsunlimited.cratejoy.com

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/blockbuster-texas-close-leaving-8-existence-article-1.3787683

https://www.digitaltrends.com/music/apple-music-vs-spotify/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/blockbuster-texas-close-leaving-8-existence-article-1.3787683

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/high-tech/our-insights/thinking-inside-the-subscription-box-new-research-on-ecommerce-consumers#0

https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2018/03/04/the-state-of-the-subscription-economy-2018/#4d05659553ef

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-future-has-a-subscription-fee-how-technology-is-changing-what-we-own

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/santander-cycles

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/06/scribd-nyt-bundle/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/valleyvoices/2017/05/17/not-so-new-promise-of-subscription-economy/#4a973dc64343

http://theweek.com/articles/697355/why-streaming-needs-subscription-bundles

https://wwwimages2.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/investor-relations/pdfs/ADBE-10Q-Q118-FINAL-CERTIFIED.pdf

https://ulyssesapp.com/blog/2017/08/ulysses-switches-to-subscription/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2018/03/04/the-state-of-the-subscription-economy-2018/#6d768f0653ef

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/high-tech/our-insights/thinking-inside-the-subscription-box-new-research-on-ecommerce-consumers#0

https://medium.com/building-ulysses/why-were-switching-ulysses-to-subscription-47f80b07a9cd

https://ia.net/writer/blog/ia-writer-5-from-raw-to-cooked-to-sushi

https://medium.com/@drewmccormack/a-cash-cow-is-on-the-agenda-138a11995595

https://developer.apple.com/app-store/subscriptions/

https://journal.standardnotes.org/subscription-is-the-only-way-to-do-software-cb5474c00dc7

https://sketchapp.com/pricing/

https://blog.kissmetrics.com/excel-at-subscription-economy/

https://stratechery.com/2015/netflix-and-the-conservation-of-attractive-profits/

https://reasonstreet.co/business-model-subscriptions/

https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/042715/how-do-subscription-business-models-work.asp

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