Adobe seems to be following the Netflix strategy. They just increased their monthly subscription price from $39.99/month to $48.99/month. While this price jump doesn’t yet affect North America, don’t expect that to last. Increasing subscription prices is a part of the game. With Netflix, however, there aren’t many other TV subscriptions that can provide the scope of content that they can. Adobe, on the other hand, has stiff competition.
To say a single app has over 120 million subscribers or is collecting new subscribers at a rate of 1,300 each hour, you’d automatically think of Netflix or Spotify. That’s a fair assumption, but those figures also belong to DuoLingo and Babbel respectively, the two giants of language apps. Whether you’d like to learn to speak Spanish or brush up on your French, language apps are becoming the go-to for consumers all over the world.
So it’s finally happened. Millennials have finally outdone themselves, literally. It’s not state secret that TV viewership is on the decline. While television right now still reigns supreme in overall viewership, one group has made it clear that online video is their preferred method of consumption.
Black Friday is over and now our collective attention has turned to the Christmas holidays. While the long lineups and pushy shoppers await, many of us will go online to get as much of our gift buying done as possible. And when you think of online shopping, Amazon is typically the name that comes to mind.
Find out which membership offers the best roadside assistance in Canada.
There aren’t many guarantees in life, but in Canada, there’s one thing you can count on. It’s going to get cold. And in some parts, really cold. Even newer cars aren’t spared from the black ice or snowy roads, and no one is free from forgetting their keys in their car. Things happen. That’s what CAA count on.
Black Friday is almost here, the sales have already started and though we typically highlight subscription specific offers, some of our partners also have additional Black Friday offers that you might want to check out.
Frank and Oak’s broader Black Friday offer is now live. You can get 30% off site wide. Add a few pieces to your monthly subscription, buy your favourites, or just give it a try at 30% off.
You don’t have to be a personal finance guru or diligent coupon cutter to save a considerable chunk of change on your everyday expenses and routine bills.
With the right credit card, a little prudence and by taking advantage of what is known as “double dipping,” you can earn rewards for every dollar you spend, and in turn, knock a few hundred dollars off your payments every year.
It’s odd, but sometimes mentioning you shop at Costco can get some strange reactions. Some people love and swear by the members only bulk shop, others think it isn’t worth the price of admission. The reality is that a Costco membership does provide some serious advantages. You just have to know how to optimize the opportunity.
We’re in the era where everyone’s thinking startup. Small businesses make up 98% of the approximately 1.2 million businesses across Canada. Not only does that show how important small business is to our economy, but it also shows the density of competition in trying to attract consumer attention. Add about 6,000 more active startups in the top five Canadian cities alone, and you begin to see why getting any kind of measurable advantage is essential for SMBs.
When Netflix adds close to a million new subscribers to its platform in the same quarter that nearly a million households cut their cable, it’s easy to assume that television has seen its last days. But digging deeper into this generation’s consumption habits, the confusion of multiple platforms, and the myth of a better experience for consumers, you’ll see that streaming services haven’t quite figured out how to take down TV.
Who thought when we started this journey back in February that Butter would now be managing over $1 million dollars in subscriptions! But that’s where we are today and I couldn’t be more proud to be part of the team that’s made this happen.
We’re long past the point of streaming being this new, novel thing in our lives. Streaming has embedded itself into our culture for the foreseeable future. In other words, get use to it. It’s here to stay until some other revolutionary technology comes along and turns it into Blockbuster.
When Spotify launched in 2008, the music industry was like a beached whale waiting for something to lift it up and throw it back in the water. No one was sure that this new form of consumption would be the answer, especially when labels realized they’d only be getting a thousandth of a cent with each stream.
As if Google doesn’t have enough going on already. They’ve jumped into the mobile game with the Pixel, are about to build a small community in Toronto through Sidewalk Labs, and now they’re tackling streaming video games. I need to catch my breath.
What’s the point of entering the TV subscription game right now? Are you able to produce supreme, game changing content like HBO? You’ll need to create a lineup that can outdo shows like Game of Thrones, Ballers, and Insecure to stand a chance. Or maybe you’re like Amazon and believe that relying on the immense ecosystems that you’ve built is enough to leave a dent. That’s a fair assumption, and with 26 million subscribers, they’re doing pretty good.
October is here, which means two things: the leaves are changing colour and it’s time for some scary movies. You’ll have to go outside to check out the all the cool colours of the season, but if you’re ready to huddle up under some blankets and dull your screams with some couch pillows, then Netflix has you covered!
Aidan Chopra, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bitsbox, tackles one of the world’s biggest challenges — teaching kids how to code.
Like all great things, summer is coming to an end very soon. There are only a few short weeks left until we pack away our shorts and t-shirts, and we bring back out the parkas and sweaters.
Maybe it is just me but I feel like our Canadian summers are getting shorter (and chillier) and the winters get more frigid. Lucky for us, our friends at Netflix recognize that we will start migrating back indoors soon and blessed us with an awesome line-up this month!
It’s hot. So hot that on most days, I’d rather it be winter. KIDDING! Have you experienced a Canadian winter? Brrr…it makes me shiver just thinking about it. We are only a few weeks away from summer ending so get off your butts and get outside! At night, go inside and relax with a tall glass of lemonade and Netflix.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — Canada Day! And to our friends south of the border, happy 4th of July! There’s a ton of events happening around the country over the next few days and the weather, at least in Toronto, is amazing. Make sure to catch some sun, eat some barbecue, and wear red to show this beautiful country some love on its 151st birthday.
It’s also a long weekend so it’s the perfect time to sleep in, eat ice cream, and kick back and binge on the latest Netflix releases!
It’s warming up, the trees are blooming, and school is almost out. That means it’s SUMMER! Patios, water parks, ice cream and outdoor concerts — it’s the best time to be alive in Canada!
For all you folks who want to sit around home a bit more before venturing out after your winter slumber, check out what Netflix is putting out this month!
Canadians — we had our fair share of winter, second winter, fake spring, third winter, and half summer. It’s our turn. We’re almost there. Spring is finally here (maybe?) and this time it may be here to stay!
As bears start waking and crawling out of hibernation, it seems like our friends at Netflix have not been resting at all throughout this long and arduous winter. They keep pushing out more and more shows, and the quality keeps getting better! Let’s see what’s in store this coming month for all you Netflixers.
Car subscription works by offering vehicles that have passed that initial fast depreciation stage, allowing consumers to pay a lower monthly payment on a car with no commitment. The big mental shift for those interested in ‘subscribing to’ their next vehicle is that you likely won’t be driving freshly minted new cars.
Last post we spoke about the evolution of car ownership, and how subscription as a new way to access cars is growing faster than a Tesla in ludicrous mode. So, what’s actually out there and how do you actually subscribe to one?
If you’re a movie buff but hate the outrageous prices charged by theatres, then something like MoviePass or Sinemia is truly a godsend. MoviePass isn’t available in Canada just yet, so most of us intrigued by the idea of paying a monthly subscription for heavily discounted movie tickets have been circling Sinemia like the shark from ‘Jaws’.
It almost seems too good to be true and there has been a lot of debate on various discussion boards about how sustainable and legitimate a service Sinemia is. The only way to know for sure was to bite the bullet and sign up for Sinemia, and so I did.
Are you in the market for a car, but don’t want the commitment of owning one? Ride sharing and car sharing can be a convenient alternative, but a new type of service, known as car subscriptions, aims to fill in the gaps between these models. And several major car manufacturers are placing big bets on the space.
This winter has been particularly cold so, in February, I was eager to watch the news about Groundhog Day to see if my misery would end soon. To my disappointment, even our furry friends were in disagreement.
Shubenacadie Sam of Nova Scotia waddled around, signalling an early end to winter, but both Wiarton Willie of Ontario and Punxsutawney Phil of Pennsylvania saw their shadows, which meant more winter! Which is it? As the last weeks of winter waned and spring begins, I am still cold, confused, and…cold. Did I say cold? Good thing I have Netflix.