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Twitter may monetize Tweetdeck and introduce a subscription service

Twitter may monetize Tweetdeck and introduce a subscription service

Twitter is keen on reducing its dependence on advertisements as the primary source of revenue. In a bid to achieve that, the social media company is thinking of new income streams. According to a report by Bloomberg, one such avenue is a subscription service.

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[Update: Now in effect] Google raises subscription revenue for providers from 70% to 85%, but only for users retained after 12 months

[Update: Now in effect] Google raises subscription revenue for providers from 70% to 85%, but only for users retained after 12 months

Last year, there was a rumor that Google was going to follow Apple's footsteps and improve its subscription revenue split with providers by only deducting 15% instead of 30% for distribution and miscellaneous fees. At the timeRecode was optimistic that Google would make the change universal, so that any time a user subscribed to something, the provider would only lose 15% in fees.

We didn't hear anything about this until now, thanks to a bunch of changes published on the Google Developers Blog. There, we learned that subscription revenue sharing with be lowered from 30% to 15%, but unlike last year's hopeful rumor and much like Apple's terms, they will only apply for users retained after 12 months.

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