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YouTube's Rumored New Music Service Gets a Name

YouTube's Rumored New Music Service Gets a Name

Google's YouTube appears set to take on Spotify and Pandora.
Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

Watch Out Oyster: Amazon Accidentally Unveils Kindle Unlimited, an All-You-Can Read Book Subscription Service

The service, which will offer 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks for a monthly fee of $9.99, takes aim at book subscription forerunners Oyster and Scribd.
Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target Is Seriously Expanding Its Online Subscription Service

Target's online subscription service launched in September with just 150 baby-care items. Now, it's increasing its product offering tenfold, offering everything from K-cups to dog food for regular delivery.
Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

Birchbox Goes Brick-and-Mortar in NYC

The e-commerce company, which sends beauty samples to subscribers' doorsteps, plans to open a retail store in May.
How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

How Cherishing Mistakes, Being Clueless and Stress Fests Helped Birchbox's Success

The founders of hugely successful beauty-subscription service Birchbox find strength in not having all the answers. For our series If I Knew Then, here are a few lessons and pieces of advice from Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp.
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop

Graze.com Wants to Send You Boxes of Healthy Snacks for $6 a Pop

A U.K.-based online food subscription service, which has already exceeded $65 million in annual revenue, launches in the U.S. today.

How to Improve the Success of a Membership Program

The key is to track and improve these important key performance indicators.
Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.
From Chickens to Caskets -- 8 Unique Rental Businesses

From Chickens to Caskets -- 8 Unique Rental Businesses

People have been renting movies and cars for years, but what about borrowing a wedding dress? Here's a look at the innovative and bizarre things that can be yours for a short time.
Heads Up Music Lovers: YouTube to Create Streaming Music Service

Heads Up Music Lovers: YouTube to Create Streaming Music Service

With free on-demand mobile streaming and its own offline mode, YouTube could put Spotify on the defensive.

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