YouTube is reportedly planning to start selling subscriptions to some channels this year, and is in talks with video producers about the idea.
Facebook's made a big expansion to its Gifts service, teaming up with retailers and service providers from babyGap to ProFlowers.
Facebook's dropping its virtual currency, credits, and says it will now allow app developers to charge subscriptions.
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 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.
A group of European newspaper publishers has complained to Apple about its revenue split for iTunes digital subscriptions.
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.
The notoriously fickle Apple has apparently banned Time Inc. from selling and managing subscriptions for its iPad apps.