The Founder of The Information on What Media Companies Are Doing Wrong

By Mathew Ingram, Fortune As the media landscape continues to shift and buckle under the stress of digital disruption, the marketplace has started to look like a little like a barbell. On one end are large players, seeking massive scale at any cost. On the other end are small sites trying to build a business […]

The Opportunity for Media to Reinvent Itself

By Tien Tzuo, CEO   Today, Zuora is thrilled to announce the launch of Z-Business for Media, a solution focused on helping media companies transform their business to the Subscription Economy. Most people are aware that the past decade has been a tumultuous one for the media industry. The digital age and the explosive growth […]

The Fear of Paywalls and the Newspaper Industry’s Need to Change

  by Tien Tzuo The Wall Street Journal’s Papers Put Faith in Firewalls perfectly encapsulates what’s wrong with the publishing industry right now. Instead of celebrating innovation and seeking new ways to adapt to a rapidly-changing media dynamic, the WSJ Russell Adams’ voices the skepticism of the industry, the very same skepticism which has led […]

A Call to Arms: How Subscription Economies are Saving the Journalism Industry

by Tien Tzuo, CEO In 2009, the journalism and publishing industries were reeling. The Rocky Mountain News had closed. The San Francisco Chronicle was in bad shape. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer was no longer in print. Unprepared for the move to digital revenue streams, these hulking and dated publishers and publications have found themselves getting flanked […]

Have the Media Subscription Wars Just Begun?

by Tien Tzuo, CEO   On Wednesday, GigaOm revealed that Taiwanese mobile hardware developer HTC may be developing a streaming music service in collaboration with Beats Audio’s Jimmy Iovine. Spotify is officially on notice.   Iovine, who serves as chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M, is a big mover and shaker in the music industry, and […]