YouTube plans subscription services this spring

YouTube is reportedly planning to start selling subscriptions to some channels this year, and is in talks with video producers about the idea.

Facebook expands Gifts service

Facebook's made a big expansion to its Gifts service, teaming up with retailers and service providers from babyGap to ProFlowers.

Facebook developers can now charge subscriptions

Facebook's dropping its virtual currency, credits, and says it will now allow app developers to charge subscriptions.

"Hulu for magazines" set to launch in Android Market this week

Apple has closed deals with some of the biggest magazine publishers to sell subscriptions via iTunes. Now it's Google's turn, with five large publishers poised to enter the Android Market this week.

Apple's new subscription rules could face legal challenge

Apple may face a legal fight over its plans to introduce a newspaper subscription service through its App Store which would see it raking off 30 percent of revenues.

European publishers warn Apple over online newspaper subscriptions

A group of European newspaper publishers has complained to Apple about its revenue split for iTunes digital subscriptions.

...And wireless for all

The number of worldwide subscriptions for wireless services is poised to hit 5 billion this month - equaling approximately 73.4% of the earth's total human population.

Apple snubs Time Inc over iPad subscription ban

The notoriously fickle Apple has apparently banned Time Inc. from selling and managing subscriptions for its iPad apps.