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‚Äôs 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 […]