Zuora Launches Subscription Billing Offering and Closes 70 Customers in 2008

by Z-Team Z-Friends –   It’s hard to believe that 2008 will soon come to a close. It’s been quite a year here at Zuora.   In late 2007, a bunch of friends from WebEx and salesforce.com got together and shared a common experience — that building successful subscription businesses were hard — and a […]

Netflix for Toys – Baby Plays Offers Toy Subscription

by Jenny Dixon   The other day, I stood in disbelief as I surveyed what was once the formal dining area of my home. My son is barely 2, but already his toys overtake the room. A pile of puzzles lay forgotten in one corner. A bead maze he couldn’t keep his hands off 6 […]

Better Place to Offer Electric Car Subscription Service

by Tien Tzuo   As many of our blog readers know, I’m an avid New York Times reader.   In Tuesday’s issue, I read an interesting article on a promising company called Better Place—otherwise known as “Shai Agassi’s electric car venture.” Several years ago, Shai Agassi famously left SAP to head up this new, ambitious […]

Recurring Billing – Build vs. Buy

by K. V. Rao   There are so many emails, articles, television news stories – you name it – beginning with “In these economic times…” and continuing with a negative or depressing story about businesses suffering.   At Zuora, we don’t claim to have the answer to bailouts or the housing crisis, but we do […]