10 essential media stats from January 2019 | What’s New in Publishing | Digital Publishing News

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Publisher’s subscription focus, Amazon’s digital ad growth, eSports expansion, Facebook’s $350m for local news and a record-breaking GDPR fine for Google.

1: Subscriptions the main revenue focus for 52% of publishers in 2019

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2: Amazon could be worth 12% of US digital ad spend by 2020

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3: Facebook pledges $300 million to support journalism

4: In-app subscriptions worth $19.38 billion a year

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5: Over-the-air (OTA) TV households nearly doubles in eight years

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6: eSports market will expand by 35% North American this year

7: Amazon has sold more than 100 million Alexa enabled devices

8: Patreon now has 3 millions Patrons

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9: “Revenue for wearables is already more than 50 percent more than iPod was at its peak.”

10: Google fined €50m for GDPR breaches

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