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Weekly Subscription News: Tech, Tweets and Taxes

Featuring Ford, TweetDeck, Vice Media, Amazon and ESPN

Driving technology, tweets and taxes made the subscription headlines this week. Ford’s hands-off driving technology is only available by subscription, and TweetDeck is becoming a paid service. Also, the IRS says Vice Media owes nearly $41 million in back taxes for Refinery29, Disney hopes to crack down on password sharing, and ESPN makes a $2 billion deal with a casino company for sports gambling.

Ford’s Hands-Off Driving Tech Only Available by Subscription
TechCrunch

TweetDeck Is Officially Becoming a Paid Service
The Verge

The New York Times Wants to Go Its Own Way on AI Licensing
Nieman Lab

IRS Claims Vice Media Owes Nearly $41M in Back Taxes for Refinery29
Variety

YouTube Is Deactivating Links in Shorts Videos to Combat Spam
Engadget

Disney Is ‘Actively Exploring’ Ways to Crack Down on Password Sharing
The Verge

Musk’s X Social Media Platform Shuts Down Promoted Accounts Ad Business
Reuters

Amazon’s Palm Payment System Aims to Challenge Apple and Google
PYMNTS

ESPN Enters Sports Gambling in $2 Billion Deal with Casino Company
The New York Times

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