Docker discontinues Free Team subscription
Docker will discontinue the Free Team subscriptions in a month. Users will be required to switch to a paid subscription, according to an email sent to users.
In the email to users about the free subscription, the container technology provider states that the Free Team subscription will no longer... Read more
“Subscription model is an aberration, we need to move to Usage-Based Pricing”
The above words are from Puneet Gupta, founder and CEO of the start-up Amberflo. Usage-Based Pricing (UBP), according to him, is needed to make business models more fair and transparent. We visited the company during the 48th edition of the IT Press Tour to hear more about it.
These days, when ... Read more
Twitter Blue expands globally but struggles to attract subscribers
Twitter Blue, the social network's premium plan, has expanded its reach to over 20 new European markets, bringing its total coverage to more than 35 countries worldwide.
For $8 per month, subscribers in countries such as the Netherlands, Poland, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, Czech Republic,... Read more
Facebook and Instagram get paid subscription option
Meta will soon introduce a paid subscription for officially verifying user accounts and accessing additional services. In doing so, the company behind Facebook and Instagram is following the policy Twitter previously announced for its blue checkmarks.
In a statement, CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicate... Read more
OpenAI introduces paid version of ChatGPT Plus
OpenAI recently launched the paid version of its now immensely popular AI tool ChatGPT; ChatGPT Plus. This paid version offers some additional features of the intelligent writing tool, such as faster responses, guaranteed access and priority access to new features.
OpenAI has faster than expecte... Read more
Oracle changes its Java pricing as customers brace for higher costs
Moving to a "per employee" pricing model could significantly increase subscription costs.
As of January 23, 2023, Oracle has overhauled its Java SE subscription plan making the use of Java potentially far more expensive for organizations than the previous plan.
Oracle’s 2023 per-employee pr... Read more
Canonical officially introduces extra secure Ubuntu Pro
Canonical recently introduced Ubunto Pro. A version of the Linux distribution that can only be purchased in a paid subscription form. In exchange for that subscription, users get a more secure version of the Ubuntu operating system.
According to the Linux distributor, the now general availabili... Read more
Lenovo TruScale still in the starting blocks, substantial expansion on the way
Two years ago Lenovo introduced TruScale. With TruScale, Lenovo no longer sells its data center products through a CAPEX model where the hardware is paid for in full, but through an as-a-service model. Companies pay monthly for the hardware they use. Eventually, Lenovo TruScale should become availa... Read more
Pay-as-you-go grows faster than traditional subscriptions
Software vendors increasingly favour pay-as-you-go models over traditional subscription models, according to a Bloomberg analysis of several major software companies.
Pay-as-you-go payment models, in which end users only pay when software or services are in use, are increasingly popular, accordi... Read more
Ericsson anticipates for 5G subscriptions to cross 1 billion in 2022
Sweden's Ericsson forecasts the global mobile subscriptions of 5G to pass one billion in 2022.
According to its Biannual Mobility Report, this milestone will be achieved because of high adoption in China and North America. However, a significant downturn in the global economy and the unpredictab... Read more