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Twitter is considering a subscription model for business

Twitter is considering a subscription model for business

Written by on March 24, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. Like most other social media companies, Twitter since its founding 11 years […]

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Is billing swimming for its life, treading water or simply sinking?

Is billing swimming for its life, treading water or simply sinking?

Written by on August 11, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 8 Comments

When things go quiet in any telecoms’ industry sector it’s usually a sign that something is either dying or about to undergo an extreme makeover. When it comes to BSS and billing, in particular, it is even more difficult to determine what’s really happening in the inner sanctum. Of course, the software vendors will tell […]

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Subscription medicine is coming to a clinic near you

Subscription medicine is coming to a clinic near you

Written by on February 5, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The latest disruption in the way we pay for goods and services may be coming to a doctor’s office near you. Subscription medicine replaces healthcare’s traditional fee-for-service payment structure with a recurring revenue business model. And while the concept has been around for two decades, it’s only started to catch on in the past few […]

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A subscription model does not mean simplistic

A subscription model does not mean simplistic

Written by on December 9, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

The subscription economy is a compelling idea. Subscriptions can bring predictable, recurring revenues. They can bring stability to business. They can offset the need for capital expenditure, at least to an extent. This is why, according to Cerillion’s recent survey of 200 companies, mid-sized companies tend to be the ones embracing the subscription model. Most […]

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YouTube to offer ad-free subscription

YouTube to offer ad-free subscription

Written by on October 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube will launch a $10-a-month subscription option in the United States on Oct. 28 that will allow viewers to watch videos from across the site without interruption from advertisements, the company said on Wednesday. Starting early next year, the service called YouTube Red will add exclusive shows and movies […]

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Is the future of billing – evolution, revolution or devolution?

Is the future of billing – evolution, revolution or devolution?

Written by on August 13, 2015 in BillingViews, Opinion with 4 Comments

Billing used to be the center of the BSS universe. At least that’s what I used to think. Nowadays I’m not even sure whether it’s just a distant planet or even in the same galaxy! What used to be deemed the crown jewel of every telco operator, billing is hardly mentioned these days, seemingly overwhelmed […]

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Amazon goes down the subscription-based payments river

Amazon goes down the subscription-based payments river

Written by on June 11, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

In news that probably isn’t news to anyone who follows the world of payments, Amazon just announced it is entering the world of payments. And not just any payments, but specifically subscription-based payments. Amazon Payments, which has been around for a number of years, has now extended its so-called “Login and Pay” feature very specifically […]

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Cloud Billing: Is Simpler Better? The Debate Rages On

Cloud Billing: Is Simpler Better? The Debate Rages On

Written by on June 26, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 0 Comments

From the Archives The Cloud that Billing now inhabits is a funnel cloud; spinning fast, throwing debris about, and creating chaos. The debate over simplicity versus sophistication resurfaces constantly, and there’s no right answer. The traditional telco folks will argue that you can’t run today’s communications businesses on something that mostly bills for flat rate […]

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How Telcos Can Crush YouTube in Premium Content

How Telcos Can Crush YouTube in Premium Content

Written by on May 13, 2013 in BillingViews, Opinion with 1 Comment

Google has entered the premium content era, but its a la carte subscription approach is weak and looks backwards.  It was announced late last week that YouTube would begin rolling out pay-per premium content services with video from producers ranging from Sesame Street and National Geographic to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. YouTube now allows these producers […]

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